A Chinese Noodle House

Hongalia is a simple noodle house, all of which are made in-house. For any selected dish you can choose to have it with Kwetiau [rice], egg, curly or fine [vermicelli] noodles. The location is almost beside the main entrance to the Arma Museum. You can start with Dim Sum [chicken, pork or shrimp], Fried Dumplings […]

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A Gift Of Love

It’s that time of year again; February 14, Valentine’s Day. A day for romance, a day to express your love for your partner and remember that romance isn’t dead. Last year, Amazon Studios and the New York Times came out with a TV series called Modern Love. It was refreshing to see love stories on […]

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A Star in the Northern Sky!

10th Table presents intimate fine dining in Lovina for the first time. The place reeks of quality, and experience, which comes as no surprise as it has been set up by local Belgian Geert Jan de Meyer, for many years a hotel manager on Europe’s most luxurious cruise ships. The experience begins at the entrance, […]

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Accessing a Little Art in the Time of Corona

While we remain in the CoVid19 state of emergency, staying connected to art and culture is wonderfully feasible. Here are some ways to do this. This issue date (1 July) might afford prompt readers one last chance to log into Jakarta’s Museum MACAN’s artwork raffle called ArisanKarya, and buy a Rp1 million ticket that will […]

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Adopt a Family

Background of AAF Adopt a family is a Bali-based community initiative helping families in need, who are unable to make a living during the COVID – 19 pandemic. Life in Bali changed dramatically since the outbreak of the virus. Especially, the impact of no tourism has led to a significant rise in unemployment amongst local […]

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Air Conditioner Update

It has been very hot recently, far hotter than most of we long term Bali residents can remember. Air conditioners are working harder than ever. Many of us are finding our air conditioners are breaking down more than they used to, why is this?   As far as we can tell there are two reasons. […]

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Aren’t You Glad You’re Not in China? (Or: Art and Culture Close to Home)

The future of Balinese art is looking healthy! Celebrating its 4th Anniversary, Yayasan TiTian Bali (YTB) continues to celebrate Bali’s visual artists and their creations. The foundation’s TiTian Art Space in Ubud is displaying the works of this year’s top Balinese artists right alongside some excellent young Balinese artists in their own delightful exhibition of […]

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Bali Eats

Cafe des Artistes is a survivor. Once a lonely warung on a dead-end road on the outskirts of Ubud [Jln. Bisma] it has been a thriving restaurant now for many years. The secret has been reasonably priced comfort food, served with a smile. Many of the staff have been there for the almost 20 years […]

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Bali Eats

Punjabi Tadka is a new Indian restaurant on Jln Seminyak. It features a large menu covering most of India’s regional cuisines; Meat and Vegetarian curries, Thali, Biriyanis, Kebabs from the Tandoor, even Indian breakfasts. Samosas [pictured] are amongst my all time favourite snack foods, particularly the vegetarian ones and these are very good. They come […]

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