October 11, 2017

Dora and Friends Party (15 October)

This is a very special themed party hosted by the Cubby House and children are invited to join Dora and her friends for an afternoon of fun.  The afternoon includes chicken schnitzel, French fries and a water melon skewer and watermelon juice.  The activities include a Dora puzzle competition, Dora colouring and musical chairs together with all the excitement and fun down at the Cubby House.  A lovely time is planned for children that will take up the whole afternoon.


When       :  1 pm – 5 pm

Cost         :  IDR 200,000

Where     :  Cubby House Kids Club, Finns Recreation Club West, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu

Contact   :  8483939  0858 5722 2942  cubbyhouse@finnsrecclub.com   www.cubbyhousekidsclub.com


Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (15 October)

This sounds all about health and well being and as they say health really is wealth because without good health it is hard to function to the maximum potential.  It is no surprise that Herbalife are the sponsors of this Triathlon a worldwide nutritional organization that has outlets in over 90 countries across the globe. Sanur will host the events. The triathlon starts early in the beautiful, calm waters of Mertasari Beach followed by bike sprints down the Ngurai Rai By Pass to the IB Mantra By Pass in Gianyar. This is a gentle reminder to motorists to perhaps avoid these areas on this particular day.  Although registration is now closed do come along and cheer the participants on and be a part of the spirit of the community in Sanur.


Where     :  Mertasari Beach, Sanur

Contact   :  www.balitriathlon.com


Nusa Dua Fiesta (11 – 15 October)

The festivals in Bali are always worth a visit and the Nusa Dua Fiesta is no exception.  This is a week of fun, arts and cultural performance, sporting events, delicious food and much more.  It is definitely a family event with a Kids Zone to keep children occupied.  Wine tasting, a cheese selection, ice cream parlour, Nusa Dua coffee week, cooking attractions all awaken the taste buds to ensure food and drink lovers are well taken care of.  One thing is certain with all the festivals in Bali there is something for everyone.  Shows and events are scheduled from morning until night.  Do bring your family and enjoy one of Bali’s top annual long running festivals.


Where     :  Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua

Contact   :  08990 117170 (Desak)  0821 37868049 (Novi)          event.utilitas@itdc.co.id  facebook.com/fiestanusadua


Oktoberfest Fun (13 October)

October is definitely the month for a good beer festival in the tradition of Germany.  The event is set at the beautiful front yard bar, The Best Brew. The evening includes an Oktoberfest German buffet with German Bratwurst, Swiss Bratwurst, mustard potato, Kartoffel crème suppe and many more German delights. The good part is free flow beer for two hours which could be dangerous depending on your drinking capacity. There are a couple of packages to choose from which really is with alcohol or without.  You can also participate in the Wheel of Fortune game to try and get free beers or pretzels as prizes if you are lucky enough to win. The great thing about these events there is always some great live music and a chance to dance the night away.  You can reserve your spot at the website below.


When       :  6 pm

Cost         :  IDR175,000 (excluding beer)   IDR 335,00 (including 2 hours of free beer)

Where     :  Sheraton Bali, Jl Benesari, BJ Pengabetan, Kuta

Contact   :  849 6606   www.fourpointsbalikuta.com


Rock N’ Run (22 October)

The Hard Rock Hotel’s Rock N’ Run has come around fast this year. This is the 7th year of this event that takes place in the heart of Kuta.  It is a charity run and the community are invited to participate both as runners or spectators. The price includes a T-shirt, meals and a chance to win lucky draw gifts from the usual generous businesses in Bali. The race pack collection will be available for collection from 11 to 19 October between 4 pm and 8 pm.  It is always worth turning out whatever the hour to support a good cause and that is what this run is all about as well as something energetic and fun!


When       :  6.00 am (warm up)  6.30 am (run starts)

Cost         :  IDR 230,000

Where     :  Hard Rock Hotel, Jl Pantai, Kuta

Contact   :  761869  ext 7163 or 7164  bali.hardrockhotels.net


Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (25 – 29 October)

It is hard to believe that this world famous festival will return for its 14th year!  The festival is South East Asia’s largest gathering of writers, readers, artists and performances from across the globe. The festival has a five day programme of events and this year’s theme is ‘Origins’ which is drawn from the Hindu philosophy ‘Sangkan Paraning Dumadi’.  ‘Origins’ focuses on our eternal connection to where we have come from and to where we will return.  Besides writers and readers the festival touches upon some important issues and fosters a shared sense of responsibility and the capacity to respond to global concerns. Taking place in Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud, be prepared to journey to jungles, valleys and rice fields to find an amazing line up of  events over the course of the five days.  Open-air discussions, hands-on workshops, live music, film screenings under the stars, food markets, art exhibitions, cooking demonstrations are part of the festival. Last but not least the line up of international authors is fabulous with over 150 attending. I am going to mention a few just to get you excited! Ian Rankin, a British crime writer, Jung Chang famous for her novel ‘Wild Swans, Simon Winchester, Jane Harper, author of ‘The Dry’ and too many to mention here are all part of this year’s festival.  The programme of 200 events includes literary events, workshops, children and youth workshops and book launches. This is a readers and budding writers dream!  Thousands of creative minds will descend upon Ubud for 5 days of connecting, learning and inspiration.  The website below is comprehensive with times, venues and ticket prices.


Contact   :  www.ubudwritersfestival.com


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