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Water Woes

Water Woes

Water Woes Water, water, everywhere in Bali, right? Wrong … Stephanie Mee investigates. AS the skies open up over Bali, tourists, expats and locals alike give a collective groan in anticipation of the months ahead. Wet days mean fewer excursions, fewer visitors, and long days spent inside waiting for the water to stop coursing down […]

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Golden

Golden

Golden The Tandjung Sari, Bali’s archetypal boutique hotel, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month with the launch of Tandjung Sari: a Magical Door to Bali. By Diana Darling. ONCE upon a time, when Sanur beach still belonged to invisible beings who made it look deserted and feel populated, when the people of Sanur were poor […]

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Eco-Tourism

Eco-Tourism

Eco-Tourism It ain’t easy being green – there quite a few criteria that must be adheared to. So beware the claims of hospitality chains, writes Stephanie Mee. AT the edge of the protected Cardamom Mountain range in Cambodia lies a small lodge surrounded by jungle and flanked by the banks of the Tatai River. The […]

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Front Up

Front Up

Front Up Localista A relatively recent phenomenon in Ubud, the Localista Café initially opened in late 2011 as an adjunct to the Rio Helmi Photo Gallery on Jl. Suweta. The gallery is owned by Indonesian photographer, and nearly-40-year Bali resident, Rio Helmi. Localista pays a lot of attention not only to quality but also to […]

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Kites

Kites

Kites Visitors to Bali tend to get used to the extraordinary becoming commonplace. When Wolf Roberts set out to explore the history and meaning of the island’s kite-flying tradition, he opened the door to a whole new world of magic, mystery, and giggling children. I FIRST saw them as the relentless concrete that lines much […]

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Transmission

Transmission

Transmission Beanbag loads and tear-gassed roads … it’s been quite a journey for Harmony Rose, who’s living a quieter life on Bali. Images by Charles Barr. It’s the middle of the night and I have one thing on my mind: “Nafas Ibu, nafas” (breathe mother, breathe). If any Bahasa sticks during my stay here, let […]

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Sanur

Sanur

Sanur Sanur is an island within an island. Andrew Hall yaks with some Sanurians to find out what the Denpasar suburb means to them … AS we speak, three hulks lay floundering on the reef that protects the inner waters off the beach in the haven broadly called Sanur. They provide a visual cue to […]

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