Education Program Aimed at School Children Raises Environmental Awareness

With the slogan “helping people to help themselves,” the IDEP Foundation’s TUNAS program is striving to instigate sustainable reform in Bali by developing children’s interest in environmental protection and conservation. TUNAS, which is an acronym for Teman Untuk Semesta (Friends of the Universe), started back in February this year and has two main themes: permaculture […]

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When will we get awesome theatre in Bali?

Those of you who saw the play ‘ORPHEUS’ when it toured Bali last month witnessed a rare piece of quality theatre seldom seen in Bali. Those of you who missed it, alas, passed up on a very special performance. But don’t kick yourselves too hard because you are in for a redemptive treat. ORPHEUS was […]

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Peranakan Cuisine Brings to Life the Region’s History

Taking center stage at this year’s Ubud Food Festival, Peranakan fare is an amalgamation of Chinese, Malay and Indonesian cuisines. Also referred to as nyonya cooking, an old Malay term of respect for women, Peranakan flavors were spotlighted at the festival during two workshops hosted by Debbie Teoh, a chef, author and a loyal supporter […]

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Tracy Wilkinson: The Luwak Lady

Coffee luwak is brewed from beans that have passed through the digestive tract of the Asian palm civet, locally known as luwak. While traditionally coffee beans were sourced from wild civets, today they are mostly collected from caged civets living in dreadful conditions. Concerned about the plight of the nocturnal animals, Tracy Wilkinson has decided […]

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Orpheus is not a Myth in Bali

If you love old myths and legends, you undoubtedly know the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, legendary and tragic lovers of antiquity. It is one of the most famous and beloved Greek myths, about love and passion, but also about the weaknesses of the human spirit. Orpheus was born in Thrace, the son of the […]

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Bali’s Late Night Feasts

Hungry after a night of partying or just feeling peckish while binge watching your favorite TV show? Luckily, McDonald’s and KFC are no longer your only options. Bali is booming and so are its options for a midnight snack, or feast. Here are just a few of the island’s late night eats.   Warung Laota […]

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The Rijsttafel: An Indonesian Fest for the Senses

The rijsttafel (rice table in Dutch) is an elaborate banquet composed of rice and between seven and 40 side dishes from across the archipelago. The colorful symphony of flavors and textures dates back to the Dutch colonial era, when it was used as a way to sample a wide variety of delicacies in one sitting. […]

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