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Meet the Expat: Chef Chris Salans

What happens when a classically trained chef turns to the island of Bali for inspiration? A new type of cuisine that makes instant delicious shockwaves with fresh local...

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Why People From Around the World Want to Retire in Bali

John and Kerry For many, Bali is a wonderful retirement option. The climate is perfect, the culture fascinating and the cost of living relatively low. In addition, the...

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Villa Alamanda, the Ubud Sanctuary for Solo Travellers (Advertorial)

Solo travellers looking to have the ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ style holiday experience should consider staying in this secluded luxury villa, located in Bali’s cultural...

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A Raw Food Religion in Bali

Living and raw food diets, juice cleansing programmes and detox retreats are gaining popularity not just in Ubud – where the “Eat, Pray, Love” phenomenon...

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Living Light: Meet Jane Hawkins AKA Jungle Jane

Jane Hawkins is a jewellery designer who has called Bali home for over 30 years. Along with her husband Peter Decker, the couple have created a unique residential...

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Bali’s Co-working Spaces

Those ready to abandon their uninspiring home or hotel desks for greener pastures will be happy to know that Bali now offers numerous co-working spaces with access to...

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Art Spaces in Bali

When thinking of Bali’s premier art and cultural destinations, immediately the tourist Mecca of Ubud springs to mind. For those treading the art map, the well-known...

Bali’s Sartorial Species

We all know Bali is full of varied, enchanting natural beauty. Cliffs, forests, lakes and volcanoes adorn this island, showcasing Mother Nature at her finest. Here, you...

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Energizing the Spirit Within | Meet Meghan Pappenheim

Meghan is Co-Founder, Director and Producer of the Bali Spirit Festival and lives the mission of the festival through Karma Yoga (selfless service), sharing the spirit...

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Lempad, a Timeless Balinese Master

Thirty six years after his death at the age of 116, the first complete presentation of the works of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad is now available. On June 19th 2014 at Arma...

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Plastik Tidak Fantastik (Plastic is Not Fantastic)

Bye-Bye Plastic Bags is a well-known social initiative driven by a team of 25 volunteer children who attend local and international schools. These progressive and...

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Permablitz Bali: Making Circles of Seeds and Friends

On past weekends I’ve often woken up with a hangover – my day’s almost over and I’m feeling too lazy to cook. Back then, I didn’t question the way in which...

Through Darkness to Light Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013

Through Darkness to Light: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013

The Ubud Readers and Writers Festival opened for the tenth year on October 11th with an all female gamelan orchestra. The theme, ‘Through Darkness to Light’, is...

30 Delectable Dishes In Bali

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...