Karen Davis

Karen Davis is a NYC artist and writer.

Art Deco in Indonesia

The term “Art Deco” was named after the unique and modern visual style exhibited in Paris in 1925 during the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs...

The Rumble in the Jungle

The great Gunung Agung is awakening Bali residents with over 650 seismic activities per day since September 21. What are local priests and spiritual leaders doing about...

A Photographic Surf Legend in Bali

Meet the photographer who brought Indonesian surfers to the international level. Jason Reposar is now one of Bali’s top fashion photogs. What are your origins? I was...

Billions in Change

Manoj Bhargava is the Indian American businessman and philanthropist who is the founder and CEO of the popular consumer drink 5-Hour Energy. For those who are not...

Holding in Bali’s Guts with Mechanized Composting

Meet Rob and Olly of Bali Compost Crafters, two guys responsible for a project that has brought mechanized composting techniques to Bali for sustainable green waste...

Anael Audureau: The Famous Café Owner of Eat Street

Anael Audureau is a familiar face to the dedicated clientele of Café Bali, the popular restaurant on Eat Street known for its colonial comfort, consistently good food...

Bali’s One and Only Wake Park: Meet Kimo Rusna

Meet Kimo Rusna, the founder of Bali Wake Park. The spot features state-of-the-art, full-size cable systems built around a five-hectare lake. It’s the first and only...

Fitness in Motion: Meet Melanie Bomba

Melanie is the creative founder of Motion Fitness Studio in Petitenget and Avocado Café in Canggu. As the top choice for total fitness in Bali, Melanie is known...

Skull-Rattling Retail: Meet Vera Ribeiro

Brazilian expat Vera Ribeiro and her partner Rhett Hutchence are the creators of the world’s largest skull memorabilia shop, where works of art and fashion are all...

From Bali to the World’s Stage: Meet Melati and Isabel Wijsen

Sisters and founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, a campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali, share how they are implementing their movement in Bali and beyond. You were both...

For the People: Meet Daniel Elber

Meet the former Swiss banker who swapped his corporate life for one eradicating poverty in Bali. Tell me about your former life as a banker in Switzerland. During my 35...

Taking the Bali F&B Industry by Storm: Meet Mimi Dougherty

Mimi has grown up living in Bali. Now 25, she is involved in several successful restaurants and clubs including Sushimi, which Tripadvisor calls “The best sushi in...

Artpreciation: Preserving Culture through Tourism

The Internationally recognized Agung Rai Museum of Art is one of the venues for a new type of tour called Artpreciation. The tours aim to raise awareness of the unique...

Art Appreciation: Meet Bruce Carpenter

Author and co-author of more than 20 books and numerous articles on Indonesian art, culture and history, Bruce W. Carpenter is considered a leading expert in the field...

Education Guide 2017

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