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Chasing the Sunrise in East Bali

Alila Manggis offers an impressive list of activities aimed at immersing guests in experiences unique to the region, from fishing for your own seafood dinner to trekking the wilderness behind the famed Tenganan Village. Of course, being on the east, the coastline is also popular for a particular moment: the sunrise. Chasing the Sunrise, one

Trails Through Tenganan

The East. A word that calls forth memories of expeditions, the search for unknown worlds, of odyssey and discovery. The world – an oyster for seafaring adventurers seeking unmapped lands. Bali’s own eastern territories hold similar repute, a land that lures in those eager to surround themselves with nature and foster a sense of exploration

Bali 1928: Repatriating Bali’s Musical Memories

You can listen to a full interview with Bali 1928 in Episodes 23 and 24 of The NOW! Bali Podcast: “I haven’t heard this since I was a kid,” said Wayan Beratha upon hearing the scratchy recordings of a Balinese gamelan composition from 1928. The melodic tones of Curik Ngaras (Starlings Kissing) sparked a 70-year


Save the Date for Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2022

The island’s most celebrated jazz event, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, has announced dates of their much-anticipated return for 2022! After skipping their 2020 edition, then  a ‘revival’ edition back in October 2021, the festival is ready to come back with maximum volume. The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) will take place on 12 and

‘Our Bali Your Bali’ Charity Dinner at Jackson Lily’s

Continuing its excellent fundraising efforts, the Our Bali Your Bali book will hold a special charity dinner at Jackson Lily’s restaurant, featuring dishes and venues from the book, as well as a premiere of the 2nd episode in the documentary series ‘Paradise on Hold’. For Charity Dinner Bookings:• ourbaliyourbali@gmail.com• Directly to Dean: dean@GingerMoonBali.comSeating is limited

Boiler Room in Bali: A Full Weekend Takeover at Desa Potato Head

One of the world’s most renowned music platforms, Boiler Room, is returning to Bali in a big way. On 22 and 23 July 2022, the platform will be taking over the entirety of Desa Potato Head in Seminyak, showcasing an eclectic mix of international and local artists across a whole range of genres. It’s a

Kojin Restaurant: A Taste of Japan in the Valleys of North Ubud

Blending two distinct experiences together, Kojin Teppanyaki Restaurant brings Japanese cuisine to the verdant valleys of north Ubud. This intimate venue offers flaming teppanyaki and the chef-led Omakase experiences, in a location quite unlike any other Japanese restaurant in Bali – one inspired by the Japanese Kami (God) of Fire, the Hearth and the Kitchen.

Bali Kite Festival 2022 Set for End of July in Sanur

Bali’s annual kite festival, known locally as Piala Gubernur Festival Layang-Layangan Bali is back in full force this 2022! The ‘Governor’s Cup’ as it is known is the highlight of all kite competitions in Bali, and it’s expected that 1,500 kites are set to fly for the Bali Kite Festival in 2022. The festival will

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No Walls, No Doors: Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape Opens in Bali

Located in the deep, northern valley of the Ayung River, planted within the jungle, is the new Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape. Opening its doors on 14 June 2022, this boutique property invites guests to immerse themselves in Bali’s natural surroundings through sustainable design and their pioneering “no walls, no doors” concept. The entire resort

Katamama Re-Opens as Potato Head Suites

Finally, Desa Potato Head is complete. On 28 June, the 58-suite artisan property formerly known as Katamama reopened its doors, rebranded as Potato Head Suites. This is a significant moment for the ‘Desa’, or village, as this marks the first time the beachfront complex has been open in its entirety. When the boutique hotel first

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