Category: Arts/Entertainment

Art and Forbidden Fruit in Bali

Part One – Straight Men The artist needs his muse they say. The qualifications for the job are complex and elusive – enigmatic beauty, poetic mystery and other...

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2012: International Poetry Slam!

In Quantum mechanics, water forms nice shapes for nice words and bad shapes for bad words. Our thoughts shape the world and our words can change the world. “All we are...

John Bergman

John Bergman

Meet John Bergman. A professional photographer who enjoys living the dream in Bali. John, you are now a photographer in Bali shooting clubs and villas, however you...

SUMMER SYNDROME – Kid Kudi at PHBC

Everyone loves a costume party, and when I mean everyone… I mean me. Usually I have to wait until Halloween every year to get dressed-up and I always try to impress....

Rudolf Bonnet

Rudolf Bonnet – Son of a Priest from Tampaksiring

This beautiful pastel drawing made in 1929 by the Dutch artist Rudolf Bonnet is remarkable for several reasons. Having arrived on Bali only a year before, it is a rare...

Sarita Newson of Saritaksu Editions: Independent Bali Publisher

 “I saw a marlin jump out there once.” We were sitting in an open balé in Sarita Newson’s home office complex near the seashore in Padanggalak on a...

Bali Royal Necklace

The Story of a Royal Necklace

Gold, Rubies, Sapphires, Diamonds, History Encrusted with over 70 rubies from Myanmar, diamonds from Borneo and sapphires from India, and weighing over 200 grams, this...

A Tale of Iko

“This is my earthly life, full of trouble and struggle, and many are my enemies, laughing at me…their words sharper than the Kris… Thou shall lift me up and...

Majapahit Terracotta

At its pinnacle in the middle of the 14th century, Truwulan, the East Javanese capital of the puissant Majapahit Empire was a bustling metropolis with broad avenues,...

The Path to Perfection through Action

I hug trees. Some trees hug me back. Learning about the sculptures around the place I live and work from my elders, I found out that my family has always had a thing...

An Insider’s Experience to Never-Before Tasted Cocktail Creations

The eve of my 25th Birthday and the start of a celebratory weekend with friends living in Bali; I was kindly invited for cocktail tasting at Bubbles & Pearls at the...

Pieter Ouborg : First Modern Artist in Indonesia

Wars by definition trigger immense changes that spell the collapse of the old and the ushering in of new orders, values and sensibilities. One of the major art European...

Fatboy Slim

What better way to spend a stunning, sunlit Sunday than with beautiful people, dangerously delicious cocktails and an EDM God in a venue of immense beauty that is Potato...

The Importance of Being Charming

My home village of Batur may be more spectacularly beautiful, but Ubud is where tourists choose to linger for longer. Asked by my uncles and aunts why this is so, I...

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