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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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YOUNG AUTHORS MAKE DEALS It seems that entrepreneurs start young in Bali! In a project designed to help them appreciate literature, learn some skills about business and inspire other youth, Ubud brothers Dante, 10, and Alessandro, 7, have each written a book and are learning how to do an Amazon launch so they can officially […]

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SAFE SCHOOL AMBASSADORS Indonesian youth workers are invited to become part of a training team to bring the Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) Program to Indonesia. US leadership trainer, Ubud expat Mario Cossa from Motivational Arts Unlimited, has led Safe School Ambassadors training programs in American schools for more than 25 years, making a real difference […]

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A DRAGON LAUNCH The 2018 Ubud Writers Festival, October 24-28, is a most fitting occasion for the launch of a quite remarkable book about the Komodo Dragons. It was Volker Kess’s decision to focus his academic photography thesis on the Komodo dragon that led this extraordinary photographer to base his life in Indonesia. Volker’s interactions […]

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HOW CAN YOU HELP LOMBOK? Want to support Lombok? Ubudian ex-pats and international visitors can help in many ways, most importantly raising awareness and funds to buy much needed supplies. Even if you are only here for a short while, go to the Lombok Earthquake Relief Facebook page and share their information internationally Your foreign […]

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