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The Holy Crab FI

Balinese Style Blue Crab and River Prawn at The Holy Crab

The Holy Crab Indonesia launched a few new creations this November. This time Th...



Look Twice : The Reinveted Cocktail Attire

A cocktail look guaranteed to make you the centre of attention at your next part...
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    Look Twice : The Reinveted Cocktail Attire

    A cocktail look guaranteed to make you the centre of attention at your next party. A simplistic cut contrasted with a bold and vivacious print. Classic, feminine with a touch of the eccentric. More importantly, always ultra-luxe in distinctive handmade fabric. A reinvented cocktail attire proclaiming a dress code of casual elegance and fearless ind...
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    Homage to Indonesian Heritage and Culture

    Inspiration can take on many forms. Many artists find inspiration in the deep, rich history and culture of Indonesia. As one of the owners of a cute little boutique called Tulola Jewellery at the corner of Jalan Petitenget, Dewa Sri Luce Rusna believes that jewellery is a form of expression, individuality and emotion. As a […]
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    Famous People Made In Bali

    Looking at all the shops and their fashionable wares in Seminyak, there had to be some truth behind the popular saying, ‘Those who hate shopping, don’t know how to shop’. Each of these Mua Mua Dolls are exclusively made in Bali by women from the rural regions. How could you say no to these beautiful […]
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    Braving The Canyon

    Sports is one of those things that we are always encouraged to do. However, many of us are often not sure of which sports activities to participate in, or which are the most appropriate for our lifestyles. I remember a time when I used to say I was too busy for any sport, because I […]
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    The Animal Show at Bali Safari and Marine Park

    A day out in Bali can be so much more enriching than you’d expect; whether it’s a cycling tour that exposes you to the local flora and fauna of Bali, or perhaps a visit to a museum that opens your eyes to exotic Balinese rituals. Often there is more than meets the eye, and a […]
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    Heading East

    This island never stops to amaze me! New things will jump out at you every single day. Every time you think you have experienced the entirety of this glorious island, most likely you will end up being surprised with something new. Last week, I took a short trip to explore the rich heritage and culture […]
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    What is the Spirit of Adventure?

    For a lot of people life is about certainty, staying on the safe path, keeping “out of trouble,” not rocking the boat, making sure that no risks, especially unexpected ones come into view. But really is that what you want from your holiday in Bali? The safe path from room-to-breakfast-to-pool-to-beach-to-bar-to-restaurant-to-bed? Here in Bali t...
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    Paul Ropp Forget The Fads

    Are you a fashion follower, or do you like to dress individual? It’s easy to see and follow, to be told what’s hot and what’s not and be guided by the fads of fashion. What’s difficult is to be out there and actually embrace our individualities to their very core. Paul Ropp, man on the […]
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    Defining Style

    Bold,” “elegant” and “eccentric” are the three words which most accurately describe the very character of ROXALNE [rock’salnay]. This unique, multi-label online fashion retailer provides fashionistas with an array of stylish and edgy brands to choose from. Each brand shown has its own tale and story, and customers ca...
  • Niluh-djelantik FI

    No Heel is too High

    Are you a shoe addict? If so, then we’ve got news for you: Bali has the one and only Niluh Djelantik store where all beautiful shoes – sandals, heels, wedges, flats, and boots – are tastefully arranged in a gorgeous display closet. Cameron Diaz and supermodel Giselle Bündschen have been known to purchase Niluh’s beautiful […...
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    Hug a Honey

    A beautiful and scenic place like Bali offers all kinds of spontaneous and adventurous things to do. So being open minded, flexible and deliberately seeking out new experiences here is a must, even if it means you have to go out of your comfort zone. After the roster of adrenalin-fuelled activities I’ve done recently, I […]
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    Cycling Kintamani

    This cycling tour in Kintamani will do more than just take you on a ‘pass-by trip’ through Balinese nature. You will learn and discover, and you will delve deep into the very lives of the Balinese people and their culture. Although it’s officially called a ‘cycling tour’, it would be best described as a journey […]
  • Dream Beach

    6 Beaches Off The Beaten Track

    It’s easy to get disheartened when you are constantly disturbed by the din and activity of one of Bali’s overcrowded beaches. Sometimes, all you want is to escape the crowds and get away to a truly secluded beach. On hearing of a few such beaches from a local friend, I jumped at the opportunity to […]
  • The road less travelled FI

    Ready to Explore the 11 Roads Less Travelled?

    We travel to experience something different, to go places our friends haven’t been and regale them with our tales when we get back. In Bali, while well-known spots like Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud bring in millions of visitors each year, some of the lesser-known ones have minimal visitors, plenty to do, and much-needed peace and […]
  • Personal Perspective

    The Important Things In Life

    What are the most important things in life? Money? Fame? Power? A beautiful house? A fast car? Well to some those are important, but to others the more philosophical aspects of life are much more important: belief in God, following one’s principals, looking after your family, doing good for the community. It may not look […]
Bali’s Wild Side
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Sacred Sites By The Pakerisan River
Locked between the stands of verdant jungle, the pure waters of the Pe...
Balinese “Pilgrims” on the Quest for Holy Water
Most religions of the world use water and fire as purificatory element...
The Big Odalan
It started off sunnily enough. A few of us were invited for the last d...
The Release of the Aborted Foetus’ Soul
One of the best ways to learn about different cultures is by looking a...