Balinale 2015 to Feature Over 100 Films!

The final number of films selected for this year’s 9th edition reaches 100 titles up from 60 films in 2014. BALINALE received a record number of entries with over 300 from 42 countries adding to the challenge of completing the line-up with so many excellent movies to choose. To name a few: ‘Ode To My

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Literary Fest Set for Ubud

The organisers of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) have just announced the full line up of authors who will be speaking at the 12th festival which is due to be held from 28 October until 1 November in Bali’s cultural capital, charming Ubud. This year’s literary fest will play host to 160 of the world’s

A Diva Lunch for Bali’s Children

On September 18th 2015, join the Bali Diva’s for a memorable Bali Diva Lunch at Cocoon Beach Club to raise awareness and funds for the Bali Children Foundation. The lunch, which starts at 12 noon, includes a welcome drink, a three course meal (a delicious choice for each course) and great entertainment. The cost is

Bali Adventure Skytours Launched

Bali Adventure Tours (BAT) has just recently launched Bali Adventure Skytours with the arrival of its new Eurocopter B2. Taking the adventure to new altitudes, the sky tours offer breathtaking ventures, charters and transfers around the island. Bali Adventure Skytours operates Bali’s first high-end Helicopter equipped with air conditioning, luxury leather interior and state-of-the-art internal

Maja Opens in Sanur

MAJA opened its new showroom and furniture collection in Sanur last month, showcasing a wide range of its fine products that include chairs, sofas, ottomans, tables, consoles, cabinets, armoires and pendant lamps.  The collection uses natural, handcrafted materials such as hand-blown glass, hammered copper, and artisanal wood finishes. The showroom is an intimate atelier space,

Starbucks is Opening More Stores in Bali

It’s another day on the Island of the Gods, and we all need uber-good caffeine to start the day with. Currently operating in fourteen locations in Bali, iconic coffee brand Starbucks will soon be brewing its additional new stores in Bali. Everyone can now treat themselves to a perfectly handcrafted beverage, such as their popular Lattes

Australian Ambassador Visits Wianta’s Studio

Being an aficionado of the works of arts by Indonesian artists, the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson made an impromptu visit to renowned Balinese artist Made Wianta in his home studio in Denpasar on July 30. Accompanied by Consul General Majell Hind, Grigson had a guided tour by the celebrated artist himself, given a

Experience a Walk Through Visual Experience of Indonesia at Taksu Photo Gallery

A new photo gallery has opened in Ubud. Taksu Photo Gallery, the Ubud Centre for creative photography, is a walk through visual experience of Indonesia. Visitors can enjoy high definition TV with stunning images rotating all day long. The beautiful gallery space is enhanced by the stunning works of NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf and

Showcasing Art at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana proudly presents “Unusual Abstract Painting Exhibition: Secret of Nature Part II by Zulham Damanik” in collaboration with local Indonesian artists who believe that art is a portal for freedom and imagination. This is the second time that Zulham Damanik has exhibited at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana, and displays the artist’s undying

The Bali Boat by Potato Head Beach Club

When it comes to cool cocktail concoctions, Potato Head Beach Club never disappoints me. And now, embracing the local flavours and local produce, Bali’s leading entertainment name has come up with a number of new, innovative cocktails to help ease up the heat of the Bali sun. Among the new items on the beach club’s

Crispy Pork Belly at Sundara

Sundara’s dinner menu is entertaining at its best without the fuss. The dining experience, with its modern Asian-inspired cuisine, offers the flexibility to dine your way. Each dish is available in three different portion sizes. That said, in the case of the restaurant’s “Crispy Pork Belly” (chilli lime caramel, purple bok choy, papaya salad), you

Late Night Sessions at W

Known for their taste in good music, WOOBAR in W Retreat and Spa Bali is bringing in yet another special DJ for those looking to bring in the weekend early. From 10pm to 4pm on Thursday, 3 September, head over to the notoriously cool, sexy Seminyak venue to dance the night away with ANNA. With

Block Party at Ku De Ta

This Saturday, 29 August, at Ku De Ta, a unique event is taking place: crowds will assemble around their outside square for an exciting block party! Starting at 2pm, the party is bound to be a big one with DJ’s Felix da Housecat, Beat Assailant and Rob Swift taking the decks and spinning at this

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