‘Code Red’ – How Savers Can Save The Planet

Earlier this month a sobering document, years in the making and approved by 195 nations, was published by the International Panel on Climate Change. The report shines a spotlight on governments dithering in the face of mounting evidence that climate change is a real threat. Bali and Indonesia in general have a long history of […]

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‘My Home Is My Pension’

Where the vast majority of people living in western countries are concerned, retirement means an end to getting up early in the morning and going to work and the beginning of a new way of life with free time to enjoy life that is no longer funded by the weekly or monthly paycheck but by […]

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A Healthy Lifestyle in the New Normal Bali

I cannot make a medical diagnosis for anyone, but I can make some suggestions to enhance anybody’s lifestyle, longevity, and quality of life. If we’re going to ever get back to sitting in movie theatres premiering cutting edge cinema, if we’re going to attend art openings, in-gallery performances, and wild group happenings, if we’re ever […]

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Access To Clean, Running Water

Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] is a member of Rotary International which is an international service organization whose purpose is to bring together community leaders in order to provide humanitarian services and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. One way RCBUS serves this purpose is to implement water projects in various villages […]

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Air Conditioner Efficiency

The wet season is ending and the weather is starting to warm up, now is a good time to think about your air conditioning. Are your air conditioners working well enough? Let us look at common problems with selecting and maintaining air conditioners.   How big an air conditioner do you need? It is important […]

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Back to Work, In Style

Featured as an architectural wonder in the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival which just wrapped on October 17, Wyah Art & Creative Space is one of those places in Bali which demands a visit. Its bamboo and timber-clad, organic-shaped rooms seem to float magically above the river and trees. Wyah seeks to join the number […]

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Bali – Traditions Not Standing Still

Like other cultures and traditions across the world, Balinese culture is by no means     immune to change. In the West, we only have to look at a tradition / belief as massive as Christmas, which is not only quite possibly on the wrong date for someone who may not have even historically existed, but also […]

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Bali Eats

Aperitif comes to Seminyak. An experiment to operate Bali’s famous Ubud fine dining restaurant cuisine in Seminyak at Frestro on Jln, Petitenget, Thursday till Saturday serving dinner has been so successful that the period has been extended to this coming and the following weekend. Popular Aperitif dishes by their Exec Chef Nick Vanderbeeken include their […]

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Bali Eats

Warung Gouthe, Jln Pantai Berawa, Canguu, is the perfect breakfast/brunch place. Open 7.30 a.m. till 8.00 p.m [COVID hours] they offer a French style menu but with a definite American twist. Omelettes are open and served in a skillet, mushrooms on top. The ‘Farmer Omelette is served with just bacon and toast and the Egg […]

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Bali Eats

Ikra is on Jln. Bumbak, Umulas, and it serves a wide range of Russian cuisine. Top of the menu is that famous soup, Borscht. Dumplings are a feature. There are Pelmeni dumplings [beef, brown butter and sour cream] or Varenki dumplings [mushroom, fried onions, lemon butter].For snacking try the Chicken Kiev bites or the Trout […]

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