Da Maria Indo Thrive Charity Lunch – 14 September

The Indo Thrive Project, founded by Adrian Reed and Amanda Bruce to assist the disadvantaged in the Indonesian community, presents a charity disco and lunch at Da Maria on Friday, September 14. The disco will be in celebration of Dame Margaret Barry OAM DSJ, Founder of Bali Children Foundation, receiving recent honours in recognition of her services to education in Bali. Fundraising will be via live and silent auctions, raffles and more, with 50% of proceeds to go to Nusa Lembongan & Bali Environmental Education Programs provided by Bali Children Foundation. The other 50% of proceeds will go towards upgrades to the Nusa Lembongan Recycling Program provided by Friends of Lembongan. Come and enjoy Champagne tastings, lucky door prizes, best dressed competition, art exhibition and lots more. The events theme is disco and will kick off at 12:00 noon

When           : Friday 14 September from 12:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Where         : Da Maria Bali – Jalan Petitenget no. 170. Limited valet parking available at Da Maria

Cost              : IDR 625.000 includes lunch and welcome drink

Contact      : For table bookings and dietary requests:


Jatiluwih Cultural Festival – 14 and 15 September

The theme for this year’s Jatiluwih Festival is the Subak, in particular the interpretation of the Tri Hita Karana philosophy of subak as a manifestation of the integrity of life in harmony with man-nature-God concept. The festival aims are the exploration and preservation of Jatiluwih’s cultural heritage and traditions, contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of Jatiluwih villagers, promote natural and cultural tourism, maintain and preserve sacred places and spiritual values, preservation and development of art, culture and traditions of Jatiluwih villagers, maintain and conserve nature and natural resources for the sustainability and environmental quality of the Jatiluwih region. Entertainment will be provided with music, arts & crafts, and culinary delights.

When                                     : Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September, 10am to 10pm

Where                                    : D’uma Jatiluwih Art & Culture Hill – Jatiluwih Village, Tabanan

Info & schedule           :


Beach Cleanup Day at Seseh beach – 15 September

It’s World Cleanup Day on 15 September and 350 world citizens from 150 countries will come together to help clean up the Earth. Trash Hero Canggu is organising a beach cleanup at Pantai Seseh in Munggu. Bring a friend, partner or family and spend an hour to do your bit for a cleaner environment in Bali. World Cleanup Day is the biggest cleanup event in history. Be part of it and be proud!   Bring rice sacks, trash bags or used plastic bags; a trash picker (if possible) and fabric gloves (surgical gloves are not recommended as they are easily broken and disposable). Don’t forget your personal drinking bottle.

When           : Saturday 15 September from 4 to 5 pm

Where         : Seseh/Munggu Beach. Meeting point at front of Warung Alus

More info  :

Contact      : Rima 0812-7827-4214


2018 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix – 14 to 16 September

If you are planning a shopping trip or making a visa run to Singapore you can take in the F1 Singapore Grand Prix races which return for the 10th year. It is a unique opportunity as Singapore is the only pitstop for the F1 race in Southeast Asia. Big racing names to participate are Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo and Verstappen (Red Bull Racing), Vettel – who just won the Belgian Grand Prix on 26 August – and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon (Force India), Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin (Williams), Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren), Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso), Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz (Renault) and Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc (Sauber).

The F1 race, one of 21 across five continents every year, will begin with practice sessions on Friday 14 September at 4.30 and 8.30 p.m. The qualifying session takes place in the evening on 15 September and the actual race will kick off at 8.10 p.m. on Sunday 16 September. Post-race celebrations will include spectacular fireworks and world-class entertainers The Killers and Jay Chou, Liam Gallagher, Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Simply Red and The Sugarhill Gang. Tickets to the event range from $78 to $1,488 for single to three-day passes and can be purchased at


Biannual Temple Anniversaries (Piodalan) – 24 September

For aficionados of Balinese culture, the Odalan temple anniversaries provide a rich experience. Of particular interest are the anniversary celebrations at Tirta Empul and Besakih. Tirta Empul is an important temple complex built circa 960 AD around a holy mountain spring and a national cultural heritage site located in the village of Manukaya in Tampaksiring, Gianyar. The site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil. It is also a silent witness to the old Balinese kingdom of yore, particularly at the time of the Warmadewa Dynasty. It traditionally celebrates its Piodalan every ‘fourth full moon’ known as Purnama Sasih.

Besakih Temple in Karangasem, considered the ‘mother temple’ in Bali, also celebrates its biannual piodalan temple anniversary, which attracts pilgrims from all over the island and beyond. Besides the colourful processions, the breathtaking scenery is a wonderful bonus.


12th Annual Balinale – 24 to 30 September

The Bali International film festival is putting on a film extravaganza with over 100 independent and award winning films from 30 countries around the world. Balinale 2018 is proud to present an exceptional selection of full feature films, documentaries and shorts in this year’s festival. Each of these reflect an outstanding quality of filmmaking and the extraordinary ability of film to communicate the largest of human stories, as well as the briefest moments of world changing emotion. All films will have English subtitles. This is a unique opportunity to take in a full array of superb and memorable cinematographic creations from Indonesia and abroad. Check out the Balinale website for a detailed listing of films and schedules. There are movies to appeal to children and adults alike.

When           : 24 through 30 September

Where         : Cinemaxx Theatres at Lippo Mall Kuta on Jl. Kartika Plaza and Plaza Renon in Denpasar.

Cost              : IDR 40.000/film; some screenings are free of charge

More info  : www.


Lest you forget, the following events are still ongoing:

Makepung Bull Races – Every second Sunday morning till November in Jembrana. Contact Jembrana Government Tourism Office for more information.


Hot Air Ballooning at The Chedi Club Ubud – Now to November. Book at


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