Bali Arts Festival Schedule 2017 (1)

Bali Art Festival is a biggest annual events of art and culture in Bali. Almost all traditional arts from all over Bali will be perform during Bali Arts Festival from June 10th. to July 8th. We can watch traditional performances, from popular dances such as legong to the rare dances which almost extinct, from dance…

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Ubud Food Festival 2017

Returning for its third year this 12–14 May, the Ubud Food Festival (UFF) announced today a sneak peek of Indonesian and international chefs ahead of its full program launch in March. This year the Festival will be infused with the theme ‘Every flavor is a story’. As Indonesia’s leading food festival, UFF brings together the…

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Art Exhibition: ADE SATRIA

This February, Paradiso Ubud presents multi-talented Balinese artist Ade SATRIA, better known under the name of Ades. Originally from Bandung, Ades began painting at the tender age of six and held his first exhibition in Jakarta at fifteen. Similar to a Renaissance artist, Ades is also a professional restorer of ancient paintings exhibited in Indonesian…

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Motor Bike Lesson

As was part of my mission to acclimate to my new home as quickly as possible, I learned to ride a motorbike my second week in Bali. Naturally, I was nervous about my first lesson, though it wasn’t the actual riding that scared me so much as the conditions in which I was forced to…

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A Mother and Daughter Story

Dessy is a spa receptionist at Taksu, in central Ubud. It’s a glamorous, but demanding, job in one of Bali’s more upmarket health and wellness spas. She travels to work from her home in Banjar Yeh Tengah, near Payangan, where her mother Manayu runs her own small warung. “I can’t cook at all,” Dessy tells. “I…

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