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A Cafe With A Conscience: Sharing Love for Local Artisans at Re-Publik

Next to parked scoopies on a Berawa backstreet stands a humble board inviting those passing to a ‘no service charge’ ‘no plus plus’ and ‘no tipu tipu’ all-day brunch. It’s an initiative of Re-Publik, a new social enterprise cafe in Berawa, Canggu, exclusively set up to showcase local artisanal products of Indonesia. The concept evolved

International Visitors Are Entering Indonesia and Bali – But How?

Indonesia has cordoned off international borders since the lockdown, with plans of reopening still not entirely clear, though 1 January 2020 is the predicted date. Even though international gateways remain shut, the numbers of foreign arrivals in Bali are proving otherwise. The island has been granting entry for overseas travellers — since when and how?

Marriott’s first-ever virtual charity run raises over IDR 800 million

Marriott International in Indonesia, alongside its 55 hotels in the archipelago, hosted the first Virtual Run To Give Indonesia for the whole month of October. The charity event raised nearly IDR 850 million, which was donated to Marriott Associates who have been affected by the Corona virus – particularly the pandemic-led redundancies. In Bali, funds

GWK Bali : Facts You Didn’t Know About Garuda Wisnu Kencana

Soaring high from the hills of Uluwatu, a magnificent copper-brass statue towers over the island. You may see it airborne, as your plane descends for landing, but it’s visible from various locations on the island when you face southwards. Garuda Wisnu Kencana, colloquially known as GWK Bali, is an iconic landmark located within the GWK

Alchemy Bali Vegetarian Restaurants in Bali

Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Ubud

Among a plethora of things to do in Ubud, the wellness capital’s meat-free scene makes it a sought-after dining destination in Bali for the wellness conscious or the curious foodie. Home to countless spots to eat and drink, Ubud is sprawling with eateries serving plant-based takes on local and international favourites – with some incredibly creative

Improving Bali’s Art Infrastructure through ‘DenPasar 2020: Regeneration’

Denpasar-based alternative art hub, CushCush Gallery (CGC), is reviving the island’s art infrastructure by redefining the status quo for young writers in the upcoming DenPasar 2020: Regeneration. For this year’s annual programme, CushCush Gallery co-founder Suriawati Qiu is championing the writer’s pivotal part in the continuity and preservation of Bali’s creative realm within several spheres

Patung Bayi : The Myth of Bali’s Crying Baby Statue

A giant baby sits cross-legged facing southwards on the main road of Sakah in Sukawati — and it’s hard to miss its wide stone-head towering over you. Its catus pata location (the centre of an area, often deemed sacred) makes it a symbolic monument but when it was built 30 years ago, not a soul

Bali Groceries The Good Way: Eco-Friendly, Local, Delivered to Your Door

The pandemic has modified a number of collective behaviours, one of them being our shopping habits. With online purchases practically a snap of a finger away, the majority of businesses have embraced the readily-available digital platforms to keep up and running. If like us, you’ve been supporting small businesses, the current economic struggle has opened

Sendok Kreatif: Creating Culinary Micro-Businesses for those Out of Work

Empowering people through entrepreneurship and marketing, Sendok Kreatif is more than a community born out of the pandemic-led lockdown. It strives to reignite the culinary spark of those left unemployed in the hospitality industry and to build a solid foundation in the digital world; for each one to eventually possess the vital purpose of a sendok or

Mixologist to Coffee Farmer: Wayan Arca and the Rise of Ulian Village

Ulian Murni is a farming village of 970 people, 150 hectares in size, found in the Kintamani area 40-minutes north of Ubud. Like most highland communities in north Bali, orange is the standard source of income for the native Ulian, perhaps even the greatest. These days, however, coffee comes as a tight second. Thanks to

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