Bali Eats

Naughty Nuri’s has become one of those ‘must visit’ places for most Bali tourists from Asia in recent years. An authentic Naughty Nuri’s is also in Bali’s south, on Jln. Mertanadi. They serve the ribs and margharitas as served at the original site at Sanginggan, north-west of Ubud, plus much more! During this pandemic this […]

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How The Pandemic Could Change Financial Planning

For many years this column has expounded the wisdom of sound financial planning, ranging from protection to maintaining cash reserves, regular savings schemes, building up a pension pot and diversifying investments.  The pandemic has not changed any of that but its massive global impact will undoubtedly modify our approach in the future.   Protection – […]

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Tossa Enrico Razzo and his famous custard marble

Mrs Razzo had a problem. Her husband Tossa never stopped talking. He drove her totally bananas. “It must be a defective gene” she often said. Then one day she realised the only time he ever shut up was when he was knitting. It was as though if his hands were kept busy he didn’t talk […]

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Local News

International Airport to undergo swab tests The Bali provincial government has made it compulsory for travelers entering Bali via Ngurah Rai International Airport and Benoa Port to undergo a swab test, following the loosening of travel restrictions by the Indonesian Transportation Ministry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “In response to this policy [from the Transportation Ministry] […]

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Bali Eats

Biku is quite unique. Many major hotels offer High Teas but I know of no other stand alone restaurant that features them as BIKU does. It made this place an overnight standout and on almost everyone’s must-visit list. They don‘t just do a High Tea but a variety of them [Traditional English, Asian, Kid’s]. Not […]

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The Benefits of Cultivating Gratitude

Rice paddies stretch out from our house. Flooded now, they reflect the sky with puff-ball clouds that turn pink then orange, gliding to shades of white as the morning sun rises. Chickens and white herons peruse the paddies foraging for insects and tiny critters that come with the flooding. Occasionally a heron flies right towards […]

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Children’s Charity Launches COVID-19 Appeal

Children’s charity Bali Children’s Project has just launched a new fundraiser to help provide basic staples for families in Bali. The Bali COVID-19 Appeal is being run by Bali Children’s Project to help families who already live in poverty under normal circumstances, but have felt the effects even further. As Bali comes to terms with […]

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Local News

More Than 80 Percent of Coronavirus Cases in Bali Are Imported The regional secretary of the Bali provincial government and the head of the tourist island’s Covid-19 Task Force, Dewa Made Indra, said 82.67 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases on the island were imported cases from overseas. The rest, 17.33 per­cent, were the results of […]

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For Love of Man, For Love of Bali

While Indonesia and the world must bravely deal with CoVid19, several events in the arts and local culture have had to be cancelled in the interest of public health and safety. The wonderful June-July Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, so large it had to be canceled quite some time ago, vows to return next year. […]

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Let’s Paint the Dogs of War

I once knew a bloke who to everyone’s surprise joined the army. He said he wanted to learn a trade. “And did you?” we asked. “Yes” he said. “Well what is it?” we enquired. “I’m a machine gunner.” he said proudly. A while later he was pleased to tell us he was learning a new […]

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