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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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August 15, 2018

HELP LOMBOK NEIGHBOURS As always, emergencies come first! The Bali not-for-profit community has set support programs in motion to help government response to the massive earthquakes rocking Lombok this month. In Bali, the aftershocks have been frightening for all of us; it’s hard to picture how terrifying is for the hundreds of thousands of impoverished […]

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July 18, 2018

WATCH YOUR STEP! It’s that time of year again, when the rains have clogged up and damaged major underground drains, in some places also washing away large sections of pavement on Ubud main streets. And a number of significant religious events on our calendar, including the Islamic Ramadan and Idul Fitri, and Hindu Galungan and […]

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June 20, 2018

  U.N. YOGA FOR CHARITY Visitors, locals, yoga pros and the simply curious will come together at Ubud’s Yoga Barn Sunday June 24 for United Nations World Yoga Day – a special time for the global community to practice yoga for peace. Beginning at 7am with sunrise meditation, sun salutations and sound healing led by […]

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