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TRANQUIL NEW RESTO – ON HANOMAN? As I weave my scooter amid the bustle of today’s Jalan Hanoman, or take advantage of the many of shops, restaurants and spas along the way, it’s hard to remember my early visits to Ubud when this was just a dirt path beside the rice fields, punctuated by the […]

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INDO MARTIAL ARTS Learning pencak silat – an umbrella term for several Indonesian martial arts – introduces you to the essence of Indonesia in the same way capoeira teaches the spirit of South America. We’re very fortunate this month to have Adji Gagux ( “Adji”), an outstanding teacher of the Balinese style of pencak silat, […]

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August 14, 2019

BALI STEPPING UP ON PLASTIC It’s exciting to hear and see that various major organisations and groups around the island are responding to the Bali government’s recent official ban on single use plastic bags. As perhaps you’ve noticed (while driving, perhaps?) people don’t always follow the rules here. This time, not only are major players […]

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HERE BE DRAGONS! It was a young German university student’s decision to focus his academic thesis on images of the Komodo dragon that led this extraordinary photographer to base his life in Indonesia. Those interactions with the dragons and his subsequent pursuit of other wildlife across Indonesia have significantly shaped a successful career in environmental […]

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ELEVEN GREAT YEARS Thanks a squillion to Laughing Buddha, on Ubud’s Jalan Monkey Forest, for eleven great years of live music. That’s eleven years of brilliant slide guitar from Bali owner Pak Agung Wiryawan with his various blues bands, eleven years of great overseas music acts who “dropped in” for a gig while on holiday, […]

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? It’s informal and its members come and go, but the Ubud Garden Society can be a very useful way to find out more about how things grow on this island. According to their Facebook page, they’re a community of people who love to grow food or fulfil their garden fantasies. […]

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LOCAVORE – EU SWAP! Isn’t imagination an extraordinary thing? Combined with passion, almost anything is possible. Take for instance, the extraordinary lengths to which Ubud’s amazing Locavore restaurant team will go, to bring delicious new flavours to Ubud palates, and share their best with the world. Next month, Locavore’s chef Eelke and his team will […]

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JAZZY SNAZZY EARLY BIRD First up, get moving quickly for your Early Bird pass to this year’s Ubud Village Jazz Festival. Lock in the dates – Friday and Saturday, August 16 – 17 – and dust off your dancing shoes! We’ll have more info on this year’s line up of world class Indonesian and international […]

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STORIES THAT MATTER The second Bali Indigenous Film Festival will be held in Ubud over three days in May this year, with the theme Stories That Matter reflected in both the “short documentaries” daytime program and the full-length feature film evenings. The festival’s grand opening night will be held at the spectacular new Njana Tilem […]

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TRANSITION – ANAK UNIK After eight years, the founders and project leaders of the Ubud-based Sukacita Foundation can look back on a significant contribution to the development of education and care for children with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia. Mila van der Meer and Marieke Nijland are passing the baton to the team at Yayasan Anak […]

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