Category: Arts/Entertainment

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...

They Know What is What, but They Don’t Know What is What, They Just Strut…

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...

High Season Kick-Off Party

The high season kick-off party at the Legian 101 hotel is a definite good time for expats and visiting tourists in south Bali. The free-flow party, offering nicer drink...

Four Faces Needed to Face Bali’s Brave New World

On July’s windy days, the skies of Denpasar fill up with kites. These grand birds and fish dance and glide with the glee of children (of all ages, of course) tugging...

Auke Sonnega – Bali’s First Spiritual Artist

If you happened to be one of the few tourists wandering on Jalan Kaleran, Ubud (in those days there were no street names) in 1956, you would have certainly noticed the...

Bali Raw: An Exposé of the Underbelly of Bali, Indonesia

This is a strange book, and I have to wonder why it was written, let alone published. Malcolm Scott went to Bali some ten years ago to escape the fallout of a broken...

Wayan Kun Adyana's paintings

Wayan Kun Adnyana – An Up and Coming Balinese Artist

The contemporary art market has always been a hazardous place populated with commercial cowboys, wannabe experts and Bohemian flotsam and jetsam. The sad truth that of...

Kuta Closes Early?

As you may be aware the closing times of clubs and bars in Kuta were changed in the recent months to that of 3am. This initially caused a backlash of complaints from...

The Legend of Kebo Iwa

If you frequently travel between Sanur and Ubud, there’s a fat chance you’ve seen the big baby statue sitting in the Sakah intersection. It depicts baby Kebo Wanara,...

Miguel Covarrubias’ Visual Notes

Miguel Covarrubias’ father was a Sunday painter. As a very young child, Miguel liked to sit by his father, watching him work. This happened nearly every weekend....

Education Guide 2017

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