The Ubud Food Festival Returns This June 2022: Here’s the Full Line-Up!

After a two-year hiatus from its regular format, the Ubud Food Festival 2022 returns in full force, once again inviting everyone to descend upon Ubud to celebrate cuisine, chefs, producers, innovators and more over three fun-filled and food-fuelled days. • The Festival this Year• Ubud Food Festival 2022 Line-Up• Tickets and Schedule The Festival this

Young Indonesian Chefs Battle in Bali as New Culinary Chapter Opens

From morning to night, Saturday, 21 May 2022 was filled with the exciting events of ‘Disciples Escoffier’, a global culinary association which has recently opened its Indonesian delegation and Bali chapter. In line with the missions of the association, the Saturday saw a competition for young chefs, an official induction of new members and a


‘Watch This Space’, Dissecting Fragments of Indonesian Culture Through Emerging Art

In collaboration with Vinoti Living, the innovative art platform Cakravala presents their latest art exhibition on the island. Titled ‘Watch This Space’, the exhibition features the work of eight emerging Indonesian artists that each dissect fragments of Indonesia’s history, culture and current issues. Situated in the furniture company’s showroom in Renon,  Denpasar, ’Watch This Space’

BaliSpirit Festival 2022 Music Line Up

World Music & Epic Performances at BaliSpirit Festival’s Evening Program

One of Asia’s biggest yoga gatherings, BaliSpirit Festival, is back! From 19-22 May 2022, a truly immersive experience of yoga, healing, art, music and more will take place at the famous Yoga Barn in Ubud. The festival’s evening program is its very own attraction, featuring an eclectic array of performances. This year, BaliSpirit Festival celebrates

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BaliSpirit Festival Makes its Long-Awaited Return This May

Bali’s annual events calendar has always been filled with colourful happenings that cater to a diverse market, with interests from all corners of the world. Since the pandemic hit, the island’s major annual events and festivals came to a standstill. As things are slowly returning to normal, one of Bali’s biggest annual festivals is set

‘Bali, 50 Years of Changes’, A New Book by Eric Buvelot and Jean Couteau

An insightful new book has recently been published, ‘Bali 50 Years of Changes’, by Eric Buvelot and Dr. Jean Couteau. As the book’s title suggests, it is an account of the socio-cultural evolutions that Bali has experienced in the last half-century, uniquely presented as a conversation  between Eric and Jean. Originally written in French, the


Disciples Escoffier Indonesia: Developing Indonesia’s Culinary Scene

Indonesia, a country filled to the brim with food lovers, has recently welcomed a brand new association made especially for gourmands, Disciples Escoffier. With its headquarters in Jakarta and its first chapter in Bali, Disciples Escoffier Indonesia (DEI) is set to promote and improve the Food and Beverage industry across the nation, inviting those who

Arash Behzadi Piano Concert at Hotel Tugu Bali

On Friday, 29 April 2022, Hotel Tugu Bali will be hosting a very special cultural event: a piano concert by neo-classical pianist-composer, Arash Behzadi. Taking place in the dramatic Bale Agung lobby of the Hotel Tugu Bali, which has been home to many cultural performances in its day. Here, under the soaring 130-year old wooden

Paon: A Balinese Cookbook Imbued with Culture and Ancestral Recipes

An insightful new cookbook will soon be published that goes beyond just flavours and taste. ‘Paon: Real Balinese Cooking’ takes its readers into the depths of culture and cuisine on the island of the gods, simultaneously exploring recipes and ritual, technique and tradition, ingredients and intuitive cooking. Paon is written by two Balinese locals who

Row for the ROLE Foundation: A Kayak Race from Sanur to Nusa Dua

Taking place on 23 April 2022, ‘Row for R.O.L.E.’ is a community initiative raising funds for Bali’s long-established ROLE Foundation. Sports lovers are invited to join an epic kayak race from Sanur to Nusa Dua, journeying around Bali’s coastline for a good cause! About ROLE Foundation The ROLE Foundation, standing for Rivers Oceans, Lands and


Channeling a Bali Aga Village into Contemporary Fashion

Independent and boutique Indonesian fashion brand, AKSU, presents a collection inspired by the Bali Aga (indigenous Balinese) of Tenganan Pengringsingan village, showcased during Paris Fashion Week 2022, bringing Indonesian culture to a world stage. Tradition and modernity, seemingly at odds with one another, the latter pulling people further away from their origins and roots. However,

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