An Indigenous Celebration in Ubud

An Indigenous Celebration in Ubud

Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May. This May sees the  first ever gathering of indigenous people from around the world in a celebration that honours the wisdom passed...
Bulgari in Bali – Your Luxurious Clifftop Resort Stay

Bulgari in Bali – Your Luxurious Clifftop Resort Stay

When I arrived at the Bulgari Resort Bali, I was immediately greeted by a vista which took my breath away. Located on the southern Uluwatu cliffs, the resort offers dramatic unbroken views of the Indian Ocean. A refreshing crushed basil, mint and honey drink magically...
Sustainability, Permaculture And Organic In Bali

Sustainability, Permaculture And Organic In Bali

Ever wonder where your organic food products are grown or made, distributed or sold? Stephanie Brookes looks into the local farming practices and organic trade in Bali. There is a growing trend in Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia to seek locally sourced sustainable...
Glamping in Bali – Menjangan Dynasty Delights

Glamping in Bali – Menjangan Dynasty Delights

I have always fancied the notion of “glamping” – camping in a glamorous 5-star tent. From the moment I arrived at Menjangan Dynasty Resort in the far west of Bali, I was not disappointed. A team of enthusiastic safari gear clad “bush dwellers” greeted me, decked...
Golf – Pandawa

Golf – Pandawa

Cliff Top Golfing on the Bukit in Bali What can be more inspirational than hitting a golf ball over terraced rice paddies or more satisfying than sinking a putt while a soft ocean breeze washes over you? That’s what golfers can expect at Bali’s newest golf course,...
On the Obama Trail – Bali and Java

On the Obama Trail – Bali and Java

Published:   Garuda Colours In-Flight Magazine, September 2017 In June this year, following an invitation by Indonesia’s President Jokowi Widodo to visit the Presidential Palace just out of Jakarta, President Obama came to Indonesia. This visit had special...
Bali Aga – Sacred Swings and Ancient Ways

Bali Aga – Sacred Swings and Ancient Ways

Published NowJakarta Magazine Sept 1, 2017   Karangasem Regency in East Bali is an area of intense beauty dominated by Bali’s highest and most sacred volcano. Mt Agung’s 3,142-metre peak, and its dramatic foothills and valleys shaped by centuries of lava flows,...
Bloo Lagoon – A Quiet Hideaway In Bali

Bloo Lagoon – A Quiet Hideaway In Bali

Padangbai is a small, friendly Balinese seaside village and a great little getaway about an hour and a half from the airport. Tony and Marita, the visionary owners of Bloo Lagoon, have designed and built a gorgeous small villa resort, which is more like an eco-tourism...
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali

An art-filled Bali beauty Endless rice fields and tasteful artwork combine to create a sense of harmony and balance at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in the foothills of Bali. This hidden luxury retreat, which has 20 individual villas dotted around its lush sprawling...