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The latter part of the month of April packs in quite a few religious and cultural holidays, including Easter weekend, Balinese traditional holidays like Tumpek Wayang and ceremonies in Tenganan, Indonesia-wide holidays like Kartini day and the ever popular Ubud Food Festival. Get out your calendar and plan some exciting sorties.   Som Chai Fundraiser […]

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Solo Exhibition by Joska Skalnik – now to 11 April The Czech Embassy in Jakarta is sponsoring an exhibition with the theme ‘Dreams Situations Game’ by Czech contemporary artist Joska Skalnik at Joshua District in Pankung Tibah, Tabanan. Skalnik, a friend of Vaclav Havel – writer, dissident and later President of the Czech Republic – […]

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After the silence and serenity of Nyepi, the rest of the month of March is stepping up the pace with more Balinese celebrations, charity events, workshops and Ubud-style festivals.     Hari Tumpek Kandang – Saturday 16 March The Tumpek days are a special way for the Balinese to give thanks and blessings for different objects […]

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The upcoming month of March is a very important one on the Balinese Saka calendar. It’s time for Nyepi, the colourful pre-Nyepi Melasti pilgrimages and Hari Ngembak Gni, the Balinese version of Thanksgiving, the Kissing Festival and more merriment.   Four Sides – Group Art Exhibition – Now through March 15 The Maya Sanur Resort […]

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February is the shortest month of the year but it sports the big and popular Valentine’s Day on the 14th. To all you lovers, would-be lovers and could-be lovers, celebrate it in swank, tony, hip or romantic style at any of the many events or romantic dinners on offer. Happy Valentine’s Day.   Torrid Love […]

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Indonesian Language Crash Course – Every Saturday If you are new in town and wish to pick up some very useful Indonesian in an intensive crash course, you can come to Rumah Sanur-Creative Space and learn some basics. The course is by Cinta Bahasa and takes place every Saturday morning. When      : Every Saturday from […]

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Jim Jefferies presents The Night Talker Tour – 26 January Australian Comedian Jim Jefferies will be performing his trademark stand-up comedy act at the Trans Resort Bali. Jefferies acquired international fame with his biting, controversial and no nonsense style of social commentary from a uniquely Aussie viewpoint. A great treat on Aussie Day for fans […]

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Solo Exhibition by I Made Sujendra – Now though 20 January If you are interested in viewing the work of Balinese artists who paint in the Bantuan style, you can wander over to Titian Art Space in Ubud which is showcasing the work of painter I Made Sujendra with the theme of Hell Sign. Sujendra […]

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The latter part of this month will turn out to be one of the busiest and most fun filled times of the year. Right along with Christmas comes the 3-day Balinese festival of Galungan, followed by the end-of-year celebrations. We’re in for an exciting and action-filled time. Many hotels, restaurants and beach clubs are organising […]

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Suara Semesta – Voice of Universe – 5 December Pyramids of Chi in Ubud is putting on a concert by Suara Semesta in an exploration of Primordial Sound through Mantra, Sacred chants, Didgeridoo, and Gong. According to Hindu creation myths, the vibration of the OM created the universe. In Aboriginal myths, the sound of the […]

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