The Balinese Warung

A warung is an Indonesian term for a small roadside stall that sells snacks, drinks and convenient household items. However, in Bali a warung is also the local coffee house, corner store and community meeting spot for neighbours to sit and exchange the latest news or gossip.

Meals on Wheels - The Food Carts of Bali

Most Indonesians eat a substantial meal of rice, meat and vegetables three times a day, but they are also in the habit of constantly snacking in between. One of the delightful conveniences of living in Indonesia is that food is available almost everywhere. Small roadside stalls known as warungs serve all sorts of treats and vendors pushing food carts are similar to mobile canteens. These brightly painted two-wheeled trolleys travel the streets day and night serving hot and cold snacks to locals wanting to ease their pangs of hunger in a no fuss manner.

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The Cakra BaliThe Cakra Bali Three Star
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Bali Travel News

Asia Properties brings Bali to Phuket
Aug 02, 2006

Asia Properties reportedly has signed an agreement to purchase 25% of a luxury Balinese style development in Phuket.Asia Properties CEO, Daniel McKinney said they are delighted to have the chance to acquire and take part in such an exceptional development in Phuket and look forward to marketing this superb high end project. The company will purchase its interest in the development for restricted shares subject to certain milestones. The number of shares will be disclosed upon the closing of the acquisition. “This acquisition validates our business model of using our valuable shares as currency to build our property asset base,” said CEO, McKinney. Located in the Southern part of Phuket near Naiharn, the Twin Waters estate is built in an exotic Balinese style with the villas bordered by water features and ponds. McKinney said: “Asia Properties will immediately commence selling these villas via our sales staff in Phuket as well as through exhibitions and broker networks.” These villas in an exclusive gated community will be priced at Bt30 million.

Big line-up for Bali festival
Jul 29, 2006

Organisers of the third Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, to be held in Bali, have scored a coup in attracting the brilliant British historian and writer William Dalrymple to take part in this year’s event. Other literary guests include Australian author Robert Drewe, discussing his latest book, Grace; ABC foreign correspondent Eric Campbell, who writes about some of the world’s most dysfunctional places in his book, Absurdistan; Chinese author Su Tong, of Raise the Red Lantern fame; and Afro-Cuban poet, novelist and activist Dionne Brand, who lives in Toronto. Dalrymple, 41, is acclaimed for his vast knowledge of India, Asia and the Middle East, on which he draws for a succession of absorbing bestsellers. He has the rare gift of writing popular non-fiction books which are also highly acclaimed by scholars and historians. His impressive collection of literary awards started with his first book, In Xanadu, published when he was 24, following a sixmonth exploration of the ancient Silk Road from Jerusalem to Shangdu, or Xanadu, in Outer Mongolia. His sixth and latest book, The Last Mughal: The Eclipse of a Dynasty, will be published in October. The four-day festival runs from September 30 to October 3, with workshops starting on September 28. More than 70 Indonesian and international poets and writers will take part in discussions, readings, literary lunches, cultural tours and performances. Festival events will take place in venues around Ubud, with each day’s program including free evening events. A free children’s program will run alongside the main program, featuring writing and creative workshops, storytelling and educational activities. People who book before August 1 get a 10 per cent discount. This year’s theme, Desa Kala Patra, is a Balinese/Hindu term meaning Time Place Identity. Program topics include Islam in the modern world, censorship and the collision of cultures, Bali in a changing world, writing and activism in Indonesia, blending cultures and identities, children’s literature and travel and food writing. More details at www.ubudwritersfestival.com.

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Hotel Press Releases

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Melia Bali Villas & Spa Resort
Nusa Dua, 80363, Nusa Dua, Bali - Indonesia

Yhi Spa at Melia Bali

Introducing the NEW Yhi Spa at Melia Bali Villas & Spa Resort! Newly refurbished, Yhi Spa offers an entire different concept from the previous Melia Bali Spa.

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Ala carte menu ranges from Javanese lulur, Balinese massage, Yhi Spa Signature massage, and many more. The exotic sounds of tropical birds and playful fluttering colorful butterflies will entertain the guests while enjoying a healthy meal with traditional beverage.


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