Hearty Stew

Gluttony has always been one of my weaknesses, and beautifully prepared dishes such as the Ayodya Resort’s “Tuscany Seafood Stew” is one of the reasons why. Almost every region in Italy makes a hearty fish stew, and this is a Tuscan specialty. All the goodness that comes from the ocean (king prawn, mussel, squid, the

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PARK23 Entertainment Center Opens in Tuban

An entertainment center is what Bali needs, and with the opening of Park23 the youngsters can finally find a place to express their creativity. Park23 exudes fun, creativity and passion in its offerings as a place to bring young people positively together, as the hub serves as the meeting point where ideas are exchanged in

Bali Bird Park Turns 20

Last month, Bali Bird Park marked their 20th anniversary of operation on the island. As is blatantly visible from visits to the park, the owners love all things avian and are committed to the preservation, conservation and breeding of exotic bird life. Roaming around the beautiful grounds is a treat in itself, with peacocks roaming

This Holiday, Spark the Spirit at Starbucks

Starbucks® really knows how to get into the holiday spirit. From festive flavours, to specially designed mugs, to décor and music inspired by the season, the holiday period is the best time to visit a Starbucks® store. From November 10 until January 5 Starbucks® stores nationwide will be beautifully transformed for the holidays, decorated with

The Villas Bali Hotel & Spa Ultimate Holiday Giveaway

The Villas Bali Hotel & Spa’s social media (and possibly the best Christmas present ever) competition is here! We are excited to announce that The Villas Bali hotel and Spa, Prana Spa and Chill Reflexology are giving away the ultimate holiday experience valued at over USD 2,000. The prize includes: 5 nights accommodation for two in

Sun Down Circle Hits One

SUN DOWN CIRCLE (SDC) has quickly established itself as the number one underground music event in Bali, hosting guests such as Mr Scruff, Young Marco, Ivan Smagghe, and legend Roy Ayers. This November, SDC is taking over Potato Head Beach Club on the 27th (Mr Scruff playing on the upstairs club, 9pm till late) and

A Loving Testament of Old Time Lombok

The location of Hotel Tugu Lombok is undeniably magical, on the pristine white sand beach of Sire, facing the open ocean, providing crystal clear waters and breathtaking views of Mount Rinjani. It was built as a testament of the harmony of pluralism in Lombok in the past, based on the ancient manuscript of Negara Kertagama,

Green School Bali in an Effort to Redefine Academic Rigour

There are two kinds of academic rigour. The standard kind is measured in the number of hours spent; in the amount of predetermined information memorized and regurgitated. It involves running fast to jump through the hoops put before you. It involves being handed problems and showing you can follow prescribed pathways to solve them. It involves

A Book and A Drink At The Library

My post-deadline ritual has to involve some relaxing downtime, preferably in quiet places that provide great drinks, a soothing ambiance, and brilliant views. If you think that such a place only exists in my imagination, well, I’ve got news for you: we have it here in Bali! The traditionally elegant yet relaxed lounge, known as

The Leaf Opens in Jimbaran

The Leaf Jimbaran, Bali’s Luxury Villa Retreat, has just recently opened its doors as the area’s first luxury healthy lifestyle villa that promises an unparalleled wellness experience, surrounded by personal care. At The Leaf Jimbaran, your healthy lifestyle is given a boost with a myriad of options – personal trainers, clean nourishing food, specialised pillows,

Bali Pink Ribbon Charity Dinner

Bali Pink Ribbon Charity Dinner arrives with a special concept. This year’s fundraising will be held on the evening of October 23, 2015, in the Ballroom of The Trans Resort Bali. The charity dinner is aimed at raising funds to support the Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation to run the programs throughout the year. Besides Bali

‘Spirit of Smiles’ Charity Golf Tournament

AccorHotels is calling all philanthropic golfers to join a special, charity golf tournament called ‘Spirit of Smiles’ on Saturday, 31 October at the Bali National Golf Club  The fun and friendly tournament has been initiated by Accorhotels in the Bali-Lombok region to raise funds for the second ‘A Tree For A Child’ (ATFAC) education centre

Waterbom Bali Unveils New Attractions

One of Kuta’s attractions, Waterbom Bali has recently unveiled two new features to entertain the island’s fun seekers: The open-concept ThaItalian theatre kitchen restaurant and FlowRider surfing machine. Upon entering the restaurant you are greeted with smells of exotic food, a light breeze and a homey feel. The space is cozy, but grand in the

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