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Metis_slide METIS LOUNGE Metis Lounge has been open for only two months and is already the place to relax with an excellent cocktail or wine before dining in the massively popular Metis restaurant, or alternatively, dining in the casual atmosphere of the lounge itself. David Trautz has a quick chat with part owner/manager Said Alem to find out what makes this new Bali… Continue »
Dining-Area_slide DINE AT THE SACRED TABLE one of Asia’s most iconic restaurants, the unique tasting kitchen Mejekawi, wins over the most serious foodie with its innovative executions, sublime flavours and culinary flair By Katie Truman Legendary for sunset cocktails and already excellent dining, beachfront KU DE TA’s aspirations to be taken more seriously as a formidable Asian foodie Mecca appear to have paid off, launching cutting-edge… Continue »
The sexy private room in red. Artoz Bar: Pouring A World of Whisky Listen up people! Whisky is the trendiest drink to have these days. It is the next big thing after wine and it has swept its way across Asia from China to even Indonesia. Text by Erza S.T. Photos by Ramadhan Whisky is no longer associated with a bunch of stuffy old men sniffing their glasses by the fireplace, but instead… Continue »
Burma_slide 48 Hours Destination Burma Text by Will Meyrick Burma: Myanmar, the country has such a mystique to it, spreading over five geographically diverse areas it has the most incredible culture and history, for years hidden behind a veil of secrecy. When the opportunity came to visit I was really prepared for everything, and yet nothing at all. From all reports the food was nothing… Continue »
Finns-Aerial_slide Semara Luxury Villas Bali’s finest cliff top accommodation is within your reach With magnificent panoramic ocean views and seven unique, oversized, and architecturally refined five-bedroom villas nestled into 7.5 acres of perfectly manicured tropical gardens, Semara Luxury Villa resort is very much a place to take your breath away. Each villa is an exclusive haven of privacy with 30 metres of cliff frontage… Continue »
The-Hermitage_Building_slide Oasis in the City What better way to celebrate a birthday with the family than staying and exploring a new oasis in the city? Located in the city’s most prominent address, Menteng in Central Jakarta, Hermitage Hotel lays dead center in the midst of luxurious homes, diplomatic residences, and close proximity to Jakarta’s golden business triangle: Kuningan, Sudirman and Thamrin. First and foremost, Hermitage… Continue »
DSC05234-edit To Catch a Sunrise Sleep is one of the most beautiful and free things in life, and having to wake up early and get out of bed in the wee small hours of the morning must rank up there with having a tooth pulled. Unless of course there is something amazing and infinitely rewarding to be had as a result. Catching a sunrise from… Continue »
Merdekarya-1-Year-Anniversary-93931 A COOLER LUMPUR The Malaysian capital swings to new beats thanks to a collection of cafés, diners and clubs that have helped to cement its reputation as one of the region’s best cities for live music. Follow rock’n’roll hound dog Marco Ferrarese on a night out, and discover all the mainstays and latest trendy hangouts of KL’s budding arts and music scene. By… Continue »
IMG_1360 Singapore Not necessarily the world’s most expensive city FRV Travel goes to Singapore on a budget and finds some amazing bargains, excellent street food and a great holiday away. Text David Trauts & Photos Trauts and Hotel Clover The first time I arrived in Singapore was by ship in 1973. I was a young lad on a stopover travelling with my father to London. The first thing that… Continue »
IMG_5981 Prague The City Where Romance Lives During one quick weekend, I visited Prague to unravel its combined beauty of culture, food and history. Here are some of my highlights. Text and Photo by Erza S.T. As I walk across Charles Bridge, one of the most beautiful historical bridges in the world, my mind cannot stop thinking how charming this city can be. With its amazing architectural… Continue »
Print_Garden Siam Kempinski Hotel: A Resort in the centre of the Bangkok David Trauts heads to the City of Angels at a time that many wouldn’t, but the flights were so cheap who could resist? Continue »
FRV--Rimba-09 The Rhythms of RIMBA Spread across eight hectares of land on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Rimba Resort is the setting for model Herika and photographer Glen Krohn to work their collective magic. Continue »
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escapades Escapades of a Travelling DJ Vol 7 With Asia firmly behind him our travelling DJ Tony Montana heads for the Jewel in the crown of the Middle East – Lebanon Continue »
Sunset-at-RIMBA-Lobby_ Rimba Birthday Escape Rimba is a new five-star resort on the Bukit. It sits inland from its sister resort, Ayana, and while it’s sited on the same enormous 77-hectare piece of land, which commands Jimbaran Bay, Rimba overlooks the forest, not the sea. Rimba means forest in Indonesian and that’s exactly what surrounds this luxurious resort; lots of trees. However, don’t fret; water is everywhere to keep you cool on your Bali holiday. Continue »
YES-3 Thomas Jones Spends a Very Splendid Weekend at Grand Hyatt Jakarta There’s something about marble that stands up and calmly whispers “sophisticated” every time you see it, and save for the Indonesian Presidential Palace down the road, The Grand Hyatt Jakarta must have the most sophistication in the country. Continue »
KP-11 Tugu Kunstkring Paleis David Trauts dines at Menteng Jakarta’s Kunstkring Paleis restaurant and discovers more than a piece of Indonesian heritage Continue »
_MG_7850 Mozaic Beach Club “It’s the only one of its kind in Bali,” grins James Ephraim proudly, as he ignites a blowtorch and points it through the flap of his new toy Continue »
BKK_Floating-Market---Trade--copy-copy Essential Bangkok: A chef’s lay over In the City of Angels The Bangkok I explore is not on a map, it is in the interaction of people as they trade and barter from dawn to dusk in market stalls, on riverboats, and down hidden laneways. Continue »
Jumana-rest-sunset Couples, Couples Everywhere and Not a Child in Sight At its very essence Banyan Tree Ungasan is a resort for romance. Why do I say that? Because the sleeping arrangements consist of 59 one-bedroom suites, compared to only 11 two-bedroom suites and 3 three-bedroom Presidential Suites. Continue »
Lombok-Luxury-2009-207-copy Best Lombok Address No crowds, no hawkers, no hassles at all, just the ocean, the sky and a life of luxury. Continue »
Adelphi_Foyer_01feat A World of Pure Imagination: Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne, Australia Entering the Adelphi Hotel – supremely positioned in the centre of Melbourne – is like inhaling saltwater taffy. That lingering scent teasingly tickles the nasal passages as the glass doors slide open… Continue »
93f009h-copy-copy High Expectations Nick Walton EXPERIENCES Beijing’s highest hotel, the China World Summit Wing by Shangri-La, and finds luxury and sophistication alive and well in the Chinese capital. Continue »
IMG_0250feat Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort This new Hyatt Regency resort opened in Phuket’s Kamala last December. It’s brand new and after spending a couple of nights there, I would have to say it’s a top choice for anyone heading to the area for a classy and comfortable escape. Continue »
Bimi Beach Club is a great spot to catch some rays on Surin Beach. Phuket Island Phuket Island is one of the most famous tourism destinations in Thailand. FRV Travel’s David Trauts went back for another look after almost four years and had to admit things have moved along quite nicely. Continue »
The London skyline across the river Thames. Being a Brit for a Week Almost everyone that I know has a wish list of dream places to go. It could be the perfect beach in Maldives or the top of an Alp in Switzerland, but for me it has always been London. Growing up as a kid who listened to The Beatles, reading Enid Blyton and Agatha Christie, and crying endlessly when Princess Diana died, Britain has never ceased to impress me. Luckily, my dream was finally fulfilled just recently. Continue »
46-13111413324aa-(1)-copy-copy Reno: Fun and Gaming in the High Desert Let’s begin by getting the elephant out of the room right away; Reno is not Las Vegas, and nor does it want to be. While both towns have definitely benefited from the State of Nevada’s lax laws on avarice and cheap electricity, Reno differs from the power guzzling bling-bling, ka-ching machine of the South… Continue »

METIS LOUNGE

Metis Lounge has been open for only two months and is already the place to relax with an excellent cocktail or wine before dining in the massively popular Metis restaurant, or alternatively, dining in the casual atmosphere of the lounge itself. David Trautz has a quick chat with part owner/manager Said Alem to find out what makes this new Bali… Continue »
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DINE AT THE SACRED TABLE

one of Asia’s most iconic restaurants, the unique tasting kitchen Mejekawi, wins over the most serious foodie with its innovative executions, sublime flavours and culinary flair By Katie Truman Legendary for sunset cocktails and already excellent dining, beachfront KU DE TA’s aspirations to be taken more seriously as a formidable Asian foodie Mecca appear to have paid off, launching cutting-edge… Continue »
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Warisan Restaurant Has It All

Warisan has to be one of the most romantic restaurants in town. It is steeped in dining history, is a great purveyor of Bali style and has a new chef, who has brought a whole new, health-conscious menu to its elegant tables. Text David Trauts. Photos: Sulthon It was a Friday evening as we sat down at the open-air, white… Continue »
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Lamb Rack with Spice Crust

800g lamb rack Salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme Olive oil Spice Crust 120g creamy whipped butter Cinnamon powder, ground coriander seeds, star anise Powdered ground cardamom 90g grated Parmesan cheese 70g bread crumbs For the crust mix all ingredients together. Then spice up the rack of lamb with salt and pepper and brown on all sides in a pan, add… Continue »
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Artoz Bar: Pouring A World of Whisky

Listen up people! Whisky is the trendiest drink to have these days. It is the next big thing after wine and it has swept its way across Asia from China to even Indonesia. Text by Erza S.T. Photos by Ramadhan Whisky is no longer associated with a bunch of stuffy old men sniffing their glasses by the fireplace, but instead… Continue »
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48 Hours Destination Burma

Text by Will Meyrick Burma: Myanmar, the country has such a mystique to it, spreading over five geographically diverse areas it has the most incredible culture and history, for years hidden behind a veil of secrecy. When the opportunity came to visit I was really prepared for everything, and yet nothing at all. From all reports the food was nothing… Continue »
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CHAMPIONING ASIAN FOOD

Darwin chef Jimmy Shu talks to Ian Neubauer about his life-long mission to spice up Australia’s restaurant scene. In the early 1990s, Jimmy Shu, a Sri Lankan-born restaurateur of Chinese heritage flew to Darwin in search of the elusive Silver Barramundi – a farmed species of fish renowned for its salty flavour and firm, fleshy meat. Shu found his fish… Continue »
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Akira Back is in Jakarta For Good.

Text by Erza S.T. Photos by Ramadhan On a rainy afternoon back in 2012, FRV Travel met up with Akira Back, the Korean-born chef with a Japanese name who was raised in Aspen, Colorado. His cooking technique and incredible tasting palate is not only well renowned but has garnered him awards in America, where he based. As an alumnus of… Continue »
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Jenja Recipe

It is Chef Selma Abualia’s first time working in Bali. She first learnt cooking at home growing up in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East. After finishing a Spanish and English degree she decided that wasn’t really for her and started a culinary course. Continue »
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Jenja Restaurant and Club: A one-stop...

Jenja may be better known to the hipper nightlife crowd around Bali as the latest club from the folks at the highly successful Mint Club in Petitenget, but there is also a pleasant surprise awaiting foodies too. David Trauts drops in for a look and taste of what the restaurant has to offer. Continue »
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Tugu Kunstkring Paleis

David Trauts dines at Menteng Jakarta’s Kunstkring Paleis restaurant and discovers more than a piece of Indonesian heritage Continue »
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Sumire: Teppanyaki Time

When out on the town with friends and you aren’t quite sure of what to have on the menu, there’s nothing quite like a bit of drama and audience participation. so, Pulling up at the teppanyaki table is always going to be fun. Continue »
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Hongkong: 48 Fast Paced Hours

48 hours is not long, and Hong Kong has a lot to offer, and I want to check out a fascinating aspect of Hong Kong’s ‘cuisine’ and the buzz around Wan Chai. Continue »
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48 Hours Destination Burma

Text by Will Meyrick Burma: Myanmar, the country has such a mystique to it, spreading over five geographically diverse areas it has the most incredible culture and history, for years hidden behind a veil of secrecy. When the opportunity came to visit I was really prepared for everything, and yet nothing at all. From all reports the food was nothing… Continue »
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Java Banana

Outside of Bali, Mt Bromo’s steaming volcanic crater and massive caldera in East Java, is one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations, both for it’s outstanding natural beauty and for it being as close to the Gates of Hell as you can get, and as usual Thomas Jones finds the best beds around. Text by Thomas Jones One thing that’s… Continue »
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To Catch a Sunrise

Sleep is one of the most beautiful and free things in life, and having to wake up early and get out of bed in the wee small hours of the morning must rank up there with having a tooth pulled. Unless of course there is something amazing and infinitely rewarding to be had as a result. Catching a sunrise from… Continue »
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HEART OF JAVA

Words and photos by Ian Neubauer A friend of mine in Sydney who knows Indonesia well told me if I visited just one place in Java, it had to be Mount Bromo – a smouldering volcanic caldera that looks like the dark side of the moon. Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park is 375km east of Yogyakarta and I had four days to… Continue »
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A COOLER LUMPUR

The Malaysian capital swings to new beats thanks to a collection of cafés, diners and clubs that have helped to cement its reputation as one of the region’s best cities for live music. Follow rock’n’roll hound dog Marco Ferrarese on a night out, and discover all the mainstays and latest trendy hangouts of KL’s budding arts and music scene. By… Continue »
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Singapore Not necessarily the world’s...

FRV Travel goes to Singapore on a budget and finds some amazing bargains, excellent street food and a great holiday away. Text David Trauts & Photos Trauts and Hotel Clover The first time I arrived in Singapore was by ship in 1973. I was a young lad on a stopover travelling with my father to London. The first thing that… Continue »
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Prague The City Where Romance Lives

During one quick weekend, I visited Prague to unravel its combined beauty of culture, food and history. Here are some of my highlights. Text and Photo by Erza S.T. As I walk across Charles Bridge, one of the most beautiful historical bridges in the world, my mind cannot stop thinking how charming this city can be. With its amazing architectural… Continue »
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Escapades Of a Travelling DJ Vol.8

After smashing his way across the Indian ocean and the Middle East, our roaming DJ returns to his summer home and the centre of the Universe – IBIZA 4000 people fill every corner of the mighty Amnesia terrace. It’s packed and takes some careful manoeuvring to get across the sweaty dance floor. Light begins to streak through the glass panel… Continue »
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Pacu Jawi: Racing Cows in West Sumatra

In recent years, the Pacu Jawi cow races in West Sumatra’s Tanah Datar regency, around 100 kilometress from Padang, have become a cultural event many foreign and local tourists have discovered. Continue »
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Penang Through Local Eyes

A long time resident of Malaysia’s food and art’s central takes you by the hand to uncover five of the island’s hidden corners. Continue »
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Bargain Basement Borneo

In the year 2000, my best friend’s father spent a month hanging out with the famous former headhunters of Borneo. His memoirs, Espresso with the Headhunters, become a best-seller and stole my imagination. Since the day I read it I always dreamt of visiting Borneo myself. Continue »
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Peak to Peak along the Back Roads

For those who have had it up to their pointy little ears with all things Middle-Earth and want to see the beauty of New Zealand without the promise of hobbits, wizards and monsters dotting the landscape, then the Forgotten World Highway, one of the most beautiful drives in the country for those lucky enough to discover it and one of the country’s best kept secrets, is definitely the road less travelled for you. Continue »
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Swimming With Turtles

In 1990, Mataua Matai’a from the Pacific island nation of Samoa visited a friend in Brisbane who had an injured marine turtle in a pool in her backyard. Everyday, many people came to see and feed the turtle and it got Mataua thinking: perhaps she could create something similar in Samoa, where turtles, or I’a sa (sacred fish), have for centuries been an important part of tradition, folklore and song. Ian Neubauer heads to the Pacific to see for himself what’s happened since. Continue »

Oasis in the City

What better way to celebrate a birthday with the family than staying and exploring a new oasis in the city? Located in the city’s most prominent address, Menteng in Central Jakarta, Hermitage Hotel lays dead center in the midst of luxurious homes, diplomatic residences, and close proximity to Jakarta’s golden business triangle: Kuningan, Sudirman and Thamrin. First and foremost, Hermitage… Continue »
The stage is
set for the Gunung
Jazz Festival, held
each year in June.

Java Banana

Outside of Bali, Mt Bromo’s steaming volcanic crater and massive caldera in East Java, is one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations, both for it’s outstanding natural beauty and for it being as close to the Gates of Hell as you can get, and as usual Thomas Jones finds the best beds around. Text by Thomas Jones One thing that’s… Continue »
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Rimba Birthday Escape

Rimba is a new five-star resort on the Bukit. It sits inland from its sister resort, Ayana, and while it’s sited on the same enormous 77-hectare piece of land, which commands Jimbaran Bay, Rimba overlooks the forest, not the sea. Rimba means forest in Indonesian and that’s exactly what surrounds this luxurious resort; lots of trees. However, don’t fret; water is everywhere to keep you cool on your Bali holiday. Continue »
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Thomas Jones Spends a Very Splendid...

There’s something about marble that stands up and calmly whispers “sophisticated” every time you see it, and save for the Indonesian Presidential Palace down the road, The Grand Hyatt Jakarta must have the most sophistication in the country. Continue »
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Don’t Look Down. Look Across

The Westin Singapore in the city’s commercial area is also Singapore’s highest hotel, giving “room with a view” and “elevated senses” a whole new meaning Continue »
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Paradise Found: Palagama Beach

Jo Frearson takes FRV Travel readers to Sri Lanka and finds paradise at Palagama Beach, a sleepy seaside hideaway on the island’s west coast. Continue »
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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur: The Fan...

VE HANDOJO was never been the biggest fan of Kuala Lumpur, until he overstayed in the fan. Continue »
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Jakarta Fan Club

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I’m a fan of the Mandarin Oriental. Not that I’m trying to align myself with the illustrious list of celebrities and uber-talents who say that very line in the hotel’s advertising campaign, I really am a fan of Mandarin Oriental’s Modus Operandi because they are stylish, fresh, super comfortable and always in the best position in town, especially for a weekend shopping trip. Continue »
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Sweet As Villa Manis

Looking out over the lush neighbouring rice fields and out to the sea in the sleepy rural village of Pererenan just north of Canggu on Bali’s southwest coast, it’s not hard to see how the owners of Villa Manis came to fall in love with the area and build their dream home on this spot. Continue »
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Five Minutes to the Beach

Welcome to Bali’s Villa Shinta Dewi, where tropical living is the theme. Semi-alfresco living and dining spaces, and four air-conditioned bedrooms situated around an 11-metre swimming pool and a charming flower-filled garden has to be the perfect site to greet after a long haul flight and arrival to Bali. Continue »
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Paradise Over Blue Waters

Surrounded by swaying coconut palms and sitting right on the water’s edge near the peaceful and serene seaside village of Candi Dasa, the brand-new and luxurious, four-bedroom Tirta Nila beach house is all about extreme comfort, effortless service and good taste, all wrapped up in an absolutely breathtaking location. Continue »
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Pandawa Paradise

High above one of The Bukit’s most beautiful beaches, set in grand gardens and with ocean views to die for, is a big, bold and beautiful new secret. Continue »
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Couples, Couples Everywhere and Not a...

At its very essence Banyan Tree Ungasan is a resort for romance. Why do I say that? Because the sleeping arrangements consist of 59 one-bedroom suites, compared to only 11 two-bedroom suites and 3 three-bedroom Presidential Suites. Continue »
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Inside La Favela

THE DARKENED CORNERS AND HAUNTING NIGHTS OF AFTER HOURS AND ALL ITS DELIGHT. TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE HOUSE OF LA FAVELA AND A NIGHT OF FASHION AS YOU FIND YOUR NOCTURNAL AND EVERLASTING PASSION PRODUCTION Michaela MacDonnell for Balistarz JewelLery : NINA des criquets Hat : Fallen Broken Street Dress: Oazia Fashion all JewelLery : NINA des criquets all… Continue »
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Jenja

ELEVATE THE LOOK OF YO UR SATURDAY NIGHT.by STEPPING INTO A MODERN-CUT CHIFFON GOWN OR AN ULT RA-GLAM LEOT ARD. THE CHOICE IS YO URS. Photography by Adam Rasyid Maxi light snake dress by ALI CHARISMA top paula net. pants boxy black & oval bangles by ming creamy scales dress by ali charisma enamel collection earrings & bracelet by saya – fine.L… Continue »
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The Rhythms of RIMBA

Spread across eight hectares of land on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Rimba Resort is the setting for model Herika and photographer Glen Krohn to work their collective magic. Continue »
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Indonesian Brand to Showcase Their...

Indonesia should be proud because Raisa Corina and Sarah Callista through their brand HAY United, will be representing this country at the J Spring Fashion Show 2014 in New York City on June 25. Hot, Active and Young are the three words that symbolize the brand, which is indeed devoted to young women with their active hobbies to look stylish…. Continue »
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Wood’s New Store in Bali

Wood is an Indonesian fashion brand for men with an unquestionable quality. Starting off as a label focusing in pants, Wood now has expanded to create more quality fashion items such as polo shirts, casual and formal shirts, sweaters and jackets with masculine and modern design lines that follow the latest global fashion trends. Although Bali is known for its… Continue »
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Luwung

Every woman absolutely wants to look different every time with different styles at every chance and Luwung is the brand to realize it. Established in 2013, it’s a brand to support your fashion statement with its innovative, minimalist and modern design of each item, from the two-coloured bag that can be worn in two unique ways, to its exclusive clutch… Continue »
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Fine L

A stand-out golden building located in the high-end area of Petitenget amidst award-winning restaurants and bars is where the luxurious brand Fine L displays their collection. Offering a collection of fresh and luxurious jewelry, Fine L is a space for people with extraordinary taste, good sense for high class style and a passion for gold and beauty. The jewelry combines… Continue »
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Majestic Batavia

Fashion is everlasting: there is no time limit and always dynamically moving with the era, moreover rotating like a wheel. On this fashion page we bring you to Villa Batavia with its vintage style, giving you smart ideaS without being classic, but still looking classy. Continue »
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Museum Kain

Who doesn’t know Obin and her BIN House? A humble woman who always wants to be known as a “cloth maker” not a designer; having great ambition for the cloth across the archipelago. It was more than 30 years ago when Obin and her late husband Ronny Suwandi started the quest, adding knowledge and giving perfection to their collection; and… Continue »
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Intercontinental Glamorama

Glam it up, anytime, anywhere. From two-pieces to an ultra-feminine gown. Choose your style! Continue »
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Scouting Young Designers at London...

Text and Photos by Erza S.T. In the world of fashion, there are four big fashion weeks that you just can’t miss! The “Big Four” refer to the famous capitals of Paris, Milan, New York and London, where fashion trends for the year are introduced. Whether you are a fashion student, a journalist or a fashion designer, they are the… Continue »
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Alluring Androgynous

Androgynous. Fashion, with its pioneering sense of the future and tendency towards subversion, has created a new redefinition. The imagination of fashion designers is no longer constrained by the need to design clothes strictly “for him” or “for her”. Continue »
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Eastern Region

Photography by Kenza Le Bas Continue »
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Be an Angel this July at Ku De Ta

The Ku De Ta based I’m an Angel charity has been raising money for the underprivileged people of Bali since some 12 years ago. The I’m an Angel dinner is on again on July 12 at the Seminyak genre-defining restaurant with special guest chef David Thompson from Bangkok’s Nahm restaurant. Continue »
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Indonesian Brand to Showcase Their...

Indonesia should be proud because Raisa Corina and Sarah Callista through their brand HAY United, will be representing this country at the J Spring Fashion Show 2014 in New York City on June 25. Hot, Active and Young are the three words that symbolize the brand, which is indeed devoted to young women with their active hobbies to look stylish…. Continue »
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Wood’s New Store in Bali

Wood is an Indonesian fashion brand for men with an unquestionable quality. Starting off as a label focusing in pants, Wood now has expanded to create more quality fashion items such as polo shirts, casual and formal shirts, sweaters and jackets with masculine and modern design lines that follow the latest global fashion trends. Although Bali is known for its… Continue »
adad

Luwung

Every woman absolutely wants to look different every time with different styles at every chance and Luwung is the brand to realize it. Established in 2013, it’s a brand to support your fashion statement with its innovative, minimalist and modern design of each item, from the two-coloured bag that can be worn in two unique ways, to its exclusive clutch… Continue »
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Fine L

A stand-out golden building located in the high-end area of Petitenget amidst award-winning restaurants and bars is where the luxurious brand Fine L displays their collection. Offering a collection of fresh and luxurious jewelry, Fine L is a space for people with extraordinary taste, good sense for high class style and a passion for gold and beauty. The jewelry combines… Continue »
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Unlocking the New Lounge: Metis Lounge...

Back in the beginning of May, METIS uncovered their new Lounge section of their well-established restaurant on Jalan Batubelig in Bali to invited guests and friends, where each guest was given a small key to try to unlock a especial door in the hope of winning a prize, a magnum of Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve. Continue »
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From Bali to Hong Kong

Mama San, one of award-winning Chef Will Meyrick’s Bali based restaurants, now has an equally glamorous Hong Kong sister. Opened in early last month, Mama San’s kitchen and bar is located in the heart of Hong Kong’s dining precinct at 46 Wyndham Street, Central. Continue »
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It’s All About the Lobster: Regent...

There are many reasons to get over to Sanur on Sundays. Stroll for kilometers along the stunning beach path, go for a drip in the crystal clear waters on white sands, or stop for a snack at the many restaurants and cafes around the area. Continue »
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Sungai Tinggi

A rare find along Bali’s southwest coast, this unique home, comprising a four-bedroom main villa and a charming, self-contained, two-bedroom guest joglo, enjoys 100 metres of private beach frontage amidst a lush tropical landscape bordering Canggu’s verdant rice fields. Continue »
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A New Boss for KuDeTa: a Changing of...

KU DE TA announced the appointment, and promotion, of Juri Menicuccias as General Manager to replace Steve Collinson, who left after nine years of service. Continue »
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali...

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has welcomed Italian Chef de Cuisine, Alessandro Molini (Alex), to its culinary team. He comes direct from Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies where he was instrumental in re-establishing their Italian restaurant following a tropical cyclone. Continue »
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From the Farm to the Plate: ...

Sarong and Chef Will Meyrick are dedicated to the promotion of Indonesian cuisine culture. Their recent recognition as one of 50 Best Asia’s Restaurants has shone an even brighter international limelight on the food of the archipelago. However it does not stop there, facilitation of communities in the region to produce high quality locally grown products is another of Chef… Continue »
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Kanawa Island

This tiny gem lies to the northwest of Komodo National Park and pocesses a charming backpacker resort with affordable bungalows, bales, and even a camping area. The island has a black tip reef shark nursery and juvenile sharks no bigger than house cats can be seen patrolling its shallow waters. Continue »