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Miyoshi

Miyoshi

Miyoshi Stephanie Mee gets up close and personal with a shooter of the public space. Photography Lucky 8. I first encountered Miyoshi Masato long before I actually met the photographer himself, when my image popped up in one of his photo collections. At the time, he had a tendency to hang out at late-night drinking […]

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Queen’s

Queen’s

Queen’s Susan Hu puts some spice in her life at Queen’s of India. Photos: Lucky 8. WITH a profusion of new restaurants opening daily in Ubud (and word of the Golden Arches setting up shop in the not so distant future), a simple adage comes to mind, and that is, ‘If you’re going to do […]

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Sound Healing

Sound Healing

Sound Healing “The healing session lasted just over an hour but when Shervin roused me … I felt like I’d been in a deep sleep for several days …” writes Meg Maskell. WHEN I met Shervin Boloorin it was following a Sound Medicine event at the Yoga Barn. I waited after the session to introduce […]

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Liz

Liz

Liz Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert still holds a great fondness for Bali despite the fact she doesn’t get here as often as she’d like. Andrew Hall – who is in EPL as “the witty former Australian journalist” (oh how times have changed) – caught up with Elizabeth for a chat about what she’s […]

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Budi Santoso

Budi Santoso

Budi Santoso A true bohemian at heart, Budi strikes instantly as if viewing the world through different eyes … writes Erik Bigalk. JAVA-born Budi Santoso has been creative ever since he can remember—crafting tools and toys as a little boy from all sorts of discarded materials. Although he was convinced of a career as a […]

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Brunch

Brunch

Brunch An increasingly popular pastime these days in Ubud, The Bud is on a mission to find out about the twilight zone between breakfast and lunch … THE term “brunch” was coined in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday night carousers” in Guy Beringer’s article, “Brunch: A Plea” in Hunter’s Weekly. […]

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Bali Asli

Bali Asli

Bali Asli Tucked away in the highlands of east Bali is a scenic gem that is conserving the Balinese culinary tradition. Text: Stephanie Mee. Photos: Lucky 8. FOR over a year now, whispers have been circulating about an almost mythical restaurant hidden in the foothills of Mount Agung halfway between Candi Dasa and Amed. According […]

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Austin

Austin

Austin A young genius has left us … writes Erik Bigalk. WHEN the news rippled through the Ubud community that 11-year-old Pelangi School student Austin Turpin died tragically in a scooter accident, it left many in a state of shock and disbelief. On March 16th Austin had travelled to Kuta for a day of exploring […]

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Living The Dream

Living The Dream

LIVING THE DREAM Diana Darling goes rural . . . and becomes rueful about a dream of living the country life. IN 1987, at the age of 40, I decided to start a new life by leasing a piece of land in a Balinese mountain village and building a house there, where I would live […]

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On The Clock

On The Clock

On The Clock Andrew Hall goes cookoo over buying a watch. N’ER in my worst nightmares did I imagine I’d write about something as banal as shopping (which I loath and detest). Although, come to think of it, I might have scribbled something about my abject reaction to having to restock the fridge in our […]

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