Intan Tanjung

Intan Tanjung is a contributing writer for national and international publications on the Bali's lifestyle, culture and as a popular travel destination. She loves the beach culture and the fantastic tropical way of living as well as the amazing proliferation of art.

The Many Meanings of the Hijab

I wore a hijab for the first time at my 17th birthday party. At that time, wearing a hijab was sort of a symbol of entering adulthood, so I also had to control my...

Romance Ma Joly

Ma Joly is arguably one of Bali’s most famous places for a romantic sunset getaway. The name itself illustrates sweetness, taken from the French phrase ma jolie, which...

Magical Massage Under the Moonlight

Intan Tanjung visits the Hotel Tugu Bali in Canggu to experience their renowned Purnama and Tilem Massage at Waroeng Djamu Spa. I am sitting in a quaint wooden chair and...

Ghosts of Christmas Delights

To evoke the Christmas feeling, some expats and locals who migrated to Bali talk about their Christmas traditions, and the things they miss the most.  “I miss my...

A Roof for Street Musicians

It was a busy night at the Yoga Barn Ubud, when my fellow journalist friend and I went last month. We didn’t come for a yoga class, but for the screening of Jalanan...

Green is the New Black

“This is tarum tree, a tree that produces blue colour,” says Made as we wander around the yard of CV Tarum, a small company in Ketewel, Gianyar. I am with I Made...

Wedding Catering Inspirations

To inspire bride-and-groom-to-be couples planning to tie their knot in Bali, three of the island’s top-notch caterers present some delicious ideas to delight your...

A Culinary Pilgrimage to Gresik, East Java

It was still midday, but the beautiful scent of stir-fried garlic and galangal paste had already made me hungry. My mother was cooking a special dish for Eid al-Fitr,...

A Night at Charlie’s

The Eurostar is actually not the fastest way to travel to Paris and London. In Bali, you can enjoy hopping into these two big European cities that are famous for their...

The Warung Ritual of Bali

There is something so delightfully charming about the warung. It’s a celebration of culture, where traditional foods meet a relaxing, unpretentious ambience that...

The Last Supper – Finding the Perfect Christmas Dinner in Bali

My unforgettable memory about Christmas was when I woke up to the scent of roasting turkey in my parents-in-law’s house; everyone was happy, exchanging presents - what...

All that Glitters is Gold

All that Glitters is Gold

For thousands of years, gold has witnessed stories of human civilizations. And just like the Incan or ancient Egyptian empires, gold has its own story in Bali.

Living Food Lab - Bali

Raw Food Affair

My food affair this time lands me at a new raw food restaurant in Ubud, Living Food Lab, located only a few metres away from the famous Monkey Forest. This is actually...

30 Delectable Dishes

In celebrating this 30th edition, I have put together a list of my 30 favourite foods found in Bali, from gold foie gras to sate kambing. Some of them are legendary...