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Rumours Restaurant

Written by admin March 17, 2013

Rumours restaurant belongs under the same management as Ultimo, and it follows the same formula of serving relatively decent Western food at very affordable prices.  Be prepared to wait for a table.

Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert

Rumours restaurant Location
Jalan Laksmana 100 Oberoi
Seminyak, Bali
Tel: +62 361 738 721

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Ultimo Italian Restaurant

Written by admin March 17, 2013

Ultimo serves pretty decent Italian food at reasonable prices.
While there are online reviews saying that Ultimo at the popular (read: touristy) Laksmana area is overrated and disappointing, I had a good experience there, and I’d definitely go back again when I revisit Seminyak.

Ultimo Restaurant is Good for : Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Ultimo Restaurant Dining options : Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, After-hours, Dessert

Before You come to this restaurant You should book first, because so many people like to come, specially for dinner.

Ultimo Location :
Jalan Laksmana 104 Oberoi
Seminyak, Bali
Tel: +62 361 738 720

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Naughty Nuri’s Warung

Written by admin March 17, 2013

Warung is mean a street side food stall or hole-in-the-wall joint in Indonesia.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung is famous for its pork ribs, with many people calling it the place to go for the best pork ribs in Seminyak. Prices are much higher than the usual Warungs, and it caters mainly for tourists as the prices are too expensive for locals.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung also has appetisers like nachos, salads, sandwiches; and other BBQ items like Pork Chops.
Even though I have not tried all the pork ribs in Bali, this is easily one of the best pork ribs that I’ve tasted in my life.

Naughty Nuri’s Warung is located in
Jalan Batubelig 41 Kerobokan Kelod
Kuta Bali Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 847 6722

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Bali Handara Kosaido Country Clu

Written by admin July 12, 2012

The Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club was considered in the 1980’s – “One of the 50 Greatest Golf Courses in the World” – by Golf Magazine and up until today, golfers from all corners of the world travel to Bali in order to play golf at one of Asia’s most iconic and “classic” golf courses. Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is located in the central highlands of Bali and is nestled down inside the crater of an extinct volcano at an altitude of 1,142 meters above sea level. The resort is surrounded by lush green mountains, crater lakes and an equatorial rain forest, which creates dramatic backdrops for tee shots and approach shots into the well maintained bentgrass greens. Another unique characteristic of this world-renowned golf resort is the year round coolness of the fresh mountain air (14-24 C); which will certainly make for a pleasantly comfortable round of golf at this 18-hole championship golf course designed by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson along with Michael Wolveridge and Ronald Fream.

Location
Located in North central region of Bedugul resort area with the altitude of 1.142 meters above sea level.

How to get here
Ngurah Rai International Airport – 120 minutes drive
Nusa Dua Resort area – 120 minutes drive
Kuta area – 90 minutes drive
Tanah Lot area – 60 minutes drive

 

GOLF COURSE DETAILS

Grass of the Green is Creeping Bent Grass. Fairway is mixed with Kakuyu grass and local grass.

Par : 72 (36 out, 36 in)
Yardage : - Championship 6.983 yards
- Regular 6.371 yards
- Ladies 5.698 yards
Designer : Peter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge & Associates
Driving Range : - Natural grass range, maximum distance of 300m
- 3 Practice Putting Greens with bunkers
Landscape :

Nestled in the ancient forest Panoramic vistas extend to shimmering Lake Buyan.

GOLF FACILITIES

Golf Lessons :

There are 2 Pro Golfers who hold Indonesian or Japanese PGA Pro license. They are all fluent English or Japanese speaking.

Proshop :

Provides a full range of Golf items (balls, gloves, tees, pitchfork, ball markers, etc), apparels (shirts, cap, etc) and accessories. Most of the items are supplied with Club’s logo.

Halfway Houses :

Out course hole no. 6th and in course hole no. 16th. Provide beer, soft drinks & snacks.

Locker Rooms :

Hot shower, hairdryers, toiletries are available. Inside men locker there is a Japanese traditional bath. Sauna is available in each locker room.

Rental Items :

Rental clubs – men right handed 50 sets, men left handed 5 sets, ladies right handed 10 sets. Metal woods with steel shaft. Rental shoes, no spiked rubber shoes with all kinds of size ranges.

Golf Cart :

70 golf carts (2-seater) are provided. Advance reservations are required especially during Weekends and Public Holidays.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel : 23 Superior Garden View Cottages (shower only)
8 Deluxe Golf View Bungalows w/Fireplace (shower & bath combo)
2 Deluxe Golf View Villas w/Fireplace (separate shower & bath)
Room Facilities :

Mini Bar, TV (Satelite channel, HBO, NHK), Telephone IDD call, Hot Shower and Bath Tub. Heater provided in each room. Fireplace is available in Bungalow and Villa. Safety Box is available in the front desk. Laundry is available for normal cleaning only.



GENERAL FACILITIES

Kamandalu Restaurant :

Is available for 120 seats. Serve Indonesian, European and Japanese food.

Lobby Bar : Situated at Hotel lobby, panoramic views toward Lake Buyan.
Snack Bar :

Situated close to the 1st and 10th tee. Light meal can be ordered.

Pub & Karaoke :

Located beside Multi Function Room. Indonesian, English, and Japanese karaoke songs are available for 2,000 songs.

Conference Room : Newly renovated, maximum capacity of 63 people.
Banquet Room :

Multi Purpose Room with a maximum capacity of 150 people.

Spa Treatments :

Traditional spa treatments . Located at beside Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms. Quick sport massage is also available.

Tennis Court : Racket and ball rental are available.
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New Kuta Golf (Bali)

Written by admin July 12, 2012

Located on the southwestern rim of the island’s Bukit Peninsula, within the Pecatu Indah Resort grounds. Perched above a limestone cliff, overlooking stunning Dreamland and Balangan Beach, New Kuta Golf Course offers game and incredible dramatic view.

Built and planned by Golfplan with Ronald Fream, David Dale and Kevin Ramsey of USA.

New Kuta Golf Course will both challenge the low handicapper and reward the novice. With four sets of tees for each of the 18 holes there’s enough variety to ensure a satisfying for all skill levels.

The Golf Course covered about 85 hectares with native link style landscape with undulating fairways and green, high fescues and difficult roughs. Features views of the sea or inland bodies of water and uninhibited views of most of the golf course.

Fact:
Total Area : 85 hectares
Holes categories : Championship – Monkey Tee
Regular – Cobra Tee
Ladies – Eagle Tee
Designer : Golfplan – Ronald Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey, USA
Landscape : with native link style with undulating fairways and green, high fescues and difficult roughs. Features views of the sea or inland bodies of water and uninhibited views of most of the golf course.
Total capacity : 200 pax , open from 6.00 am, till 19.pm.
Function Room : For meetings or gatherings with capacity 200 pax
Club House : Welcoming guests with personalize receive
Shelter : Provide snacks and beverages stands on holes 15 and hole 6
Locker Room : Separately luxurious Men and Ladies with Cold and Hot water facilities with high standard of locker, changing room and amenities
Golf Cart : With cooler box
Caddies : One player one well trained caddy
Rental items : - Clubs for right and left hands Golfers
- Shoes
The Link Restaurant : Serving mostly Indonesian variety of foods. Located at the ground floor, Overlooking hole 18th and putting green, surrounding by fresh open air atmosphere. To accommodate non smoking area, dining with air-conditions is also available
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Tegallalang ‘Handicrafts Village’

Written by admin July 12, 2012

Tegallalang is a well-known area at the north of Ubud in the centre of Bali. It has just about every form of handicraft made in Bali. Tegallalang and nearby villages specialise in the carving of softwood figures. Brightly painted flowers, signboards, fruits, frogs, tokay geckos, ducks, cats and animal figures all feature heavily. All the way along the 12-kilometre road shops also sell furniture and handicrafts made from glass, wood, bamboo, ceramics and shells – and many are much better quality than those you find in Sukawati Art Market or Ubud Market.

What You can find here
Tegallalang have a beautiful field of green makes a lot of tourists who have completed a tour in Ubud want to see the rice terraces as well as tourists who want to Kintamani stop in this place to witness the beauty of the verdant terraced rice fields views or lunch in a restaurant while enjoying the views of terraced rice fields beautiful.Tegalalang is home in great many industrial and manufacturing art shop is here, miscellaneous crafts cat and mouse, dolphin, giraffe, etc. made of wood or iron, various models of bags of various materials, carving Rock rocks the small, cheap wooden carvings, wooden masks, a wide range of glass handicrafts is formed into a vase of flowers, unique bottles, plates, everything is here. Store & Art Shop are lined up along the 10 km, if we shop here, of course you can many choices in choosing a shop and handicraft goods.

Location
North from Jalan Raya Andong and all the way along Jalan Tegallalang.

Happy shopping and enjoy the scenery of green paddy fields in Tegallalang.

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Sukawati Art Market

Written by admin July 12, 2012

Sukawati Art Market is the biggest market in Bali to purchase handicrafts and traditional handmade products, and is located on the main road of Sukawati. This two-floor building is packed with tourists and locals almost every weekend, especially during summer, Christmas, Eid Ul Fitr and New Year’s holiday – sometimes you can’t even get a space in the parking lot.
You can bargain for the best price and absolutely the price is cheaper than the art shop in Kuta offers to you. This market is the place for Balinese craftsmen to sell their product. All local art product can be found in this market, so this is one stop shopping area for you.
The area could be a little bit hectic, especially in Indonesian holidays when domestic tourist brisk the market, but it worth for the cheap price that offered by the art shop.

What You can find here
Sukawati Art Market Is a traditional market located in Sukawati, Gianyar. This art market renowned among tourist who want to buy Bali’s souvenir. This market offers wide selection of handicraft, mask, sarong, clothe, Balinese style t-shirt, painting, and other art stuffs.

Location
Along the main road of Sukawati in Gianyar.

How to get here
Sukawati art market can be reached for about one hours drive from Kuta area. Tourist mostly drop off in this market after or before their tour to Ubud or Kintamani. You may visit this market before visiting lake Batur in Kintamani or seeing the tame monkeys in Ubud Monkey forest .

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Celuk Village

Written by admin July 11, 2012

Celuk is the place for you who want to practice your sense in art, especially in silver works. You can order your own dream rings and the worker would make it real. You can also try to make the rings by yourself and the workers would give you a lesson. So, it’s time for you all to check out your favorite one. If you don’t have time to make your own, you can choose one, anything you like in the shop. There are many unique rings and other silver works which is represent the tribal art of Bali, The Island of God. Don’t forget to capture your only one moment there
Celuk Village is the famous village in Bali as a tourist destination cause of the local residents is very proactive and full of innovation to the gold and silver crafting. This countryside is located in sub district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency and owns the individuality and excellence in production of gold and silver crafting. Most of them are Balinese professional, artistic and skillful of design development related to the silver and gold crafting.
The productions of gold and silver at this village have penetrated to the local, national and international market. It can be measured from the type of artwork result and variation of ornament, good as present and also export commodity. The type of gold and silver craft has been produced in this countryside are covering various of rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, mother of pearls, Tusuk Konde, broach and other types. Beside of that, Celuk’s workers are able to response the market demands and produce the modern product like medal, maket and culture symbol. In spanning of artistic growth history, the silver and gold crafting had been started by a group of family pertained by Clan Pande. From this family circle, the activity of gold and silver crafting has disseminated to entire society as a top profession which are previously as the farmer. In year 1970′s decades, it has been happened the change of countryside society culture significantly from agrarian society structure to industrial society structure of crafting. Even nowadays, some of them have jumped again to the economic structure of service by focusing in tourism industry. The change and jumping movement of these structures have brought the new positive impact for prosperity. Celuk Village, Kuta and Ubud are the prosperous countryside in Bali by the higher resident’s income cause of tourism.

What YOu can Find Here
Further along the road towards Ubud is the village of Celuk, famous for being a village of gold and silversmiths. The village offers a multitude of gold and silver jewellery including rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, tusuk konde (hair pins), broaches and many other accessories, some decorated with mother of pearl. Behind virtually every other door is a smith and small shop owner here.

Location
Celuk Village is strategically located in main road from Denpasar to Gianyar regency which is about 5 km from Denpasar town. The next door villages are Batubulan Village which is famous of Barong dance and stone carving, Singapadu Village with the art village equipped by places of recreation such as Bird Park and Bali Zoo Park, Batuan Village with the traditional painting, Guang village with the wood carving and Sukawati as a center of art market. Along way of Celuk Village about 2 km, we will find in the left and right side the various type of gold and silver shop which are opened to the domestic and international tourist. It is also inside of this village, we will find the activities and workshop of crafting which are ready to be ordered in small or huge number.

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Mall Bali Galeria

Written by admin July 11, 2012

Mall Bali Galeria is among the largest shopping centres in Kuta. This site consists of two main parts. Its front side includes Duty Free Shop, Planet Hollywood Restaurant, and some other restaurants at the second floor, while the back side of this site is the Matahari Bali Galeria.
With the motto of One Stop Shopping, this mall might be the largest one in Bali, since the visitors definitely can easily find anything they need here.

What You can find Here
Arcades comprise various restaurants, bookshops, fashion outlets, a Hypermart, the Galeria 21 cineplex, souvenir shops, and various scheduled exhibitions in its atrium and main lobby. The front section includes a duty free shop, Planet Hollywood Restaurant; the rear is mainly the Matahari Bali Galeria.
At the rear of Bali Galeria Shopping World stands the Mal Bali Galeria, where you can buy anything you like and directly bring the goods back home. Balinese architecture mixed with a modern mall style combines with a tropical theme to include a park and Open Stage/Amphitheater to stage cultural performances and international shows making this mall decidedly different to the others. Supported by many outlets of an international standard, with plenty of parking space, this mall promises to be the best place for shopping on the island.
Mainly this mall contains of 10 sectors. The first one is the Matahari Department Store & supermarket, where you can find any kind of stuffs to be stocked up on some supplies as well as any house- holds items. To get your home appliance, you may enter some shops, like: Fix Design, King Koil, Maxim, Rumah Kita, Vinoti Living and Bali Audio.
Next, the men’s/women’s & specialty fashion, which consists of 13 shops, i.e. Nine West, Alta Moda, Ath Leisure, Caesar Palace, Dream Land, Italy Boutique, Prada, Parang Kencana, Polo, Ryane P, Uluwatu, Vida Boutique and Mark & Spencer. To make your clothes look more elegant, you need some jewelleries. So, why don’t you have a look at the Elizabeth Diamond or Felice Jewellery. However, your clothes won’t be complete without good shoes and bags. So, just go down to the Bata, Gutako City Bag, or Mahkota Sepatu to get the best. At the sporting goods & apparel, you can find some well known brands, such as: Adidas, Nike, and Planet Sport, while on the hobbies, music & books category, you can visit the Disc Tarra, Fun Terminal, Gramedia, and Periplus. You also can get some specialties at the Fuji Film, Optic Seis, Kid’s Station, and Osh Kosh B’Gosh, which specially sell kid’s clothes.
You may also want to relax, while your face, skin, and hair are treated professionally at the beauty & hair salons. Just go down to Johny Andrean, Yopie Salon, as well as at the Salon Learin to get the best treatment.
The last but not the least is the matter of foods. Your stomach is very important, so please don’t think twice to have meals or snacks at the Aneka Citra Snack, Baskin Robbins, Excelso, teh 63, Food Court, or at the Café Top M.
You can also enjoy some entertainments at this mall, which mostly held on Saturday and Sunday. The entertainments being staged are the traditional performances and the modern ones.
The transportations service at this mall is utilizing the Alit Club & Bali Taxi, which locate at exit main lobby. The car drop off is at the main lobby ground floor, while the car pick up is at the exit main lobby ground floor.

Location
Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Siur, Kuta.

Open: 10:00-22:00

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Discovery Shopping Mall

Written by admin July 11, 2012

Discovery Shopping Mall is one among the largest shopping malls in Bali and the largest in Kuta. It is located on one of Kuta’s main roads, the Jalan Kartika Plaza, and features a beachside location with an amphitheatre on the sands of Kuta Beach. It is a 10-minute drive from the airport and approximately 45min from Denpasar, Bali’s capital city.
The large three-storey mall houses numerous fashion and lifestyle outlets from famous national and international brands, as well as various food and beverage outlets from a multitude of cuisine choices and styles, from fine dining restaurants to franchise fast food outlets.
The Discovery Shopping Mall’s amphitheatre also features entertainment highlights with different schedules announced regularly, such as its Saturday Movies under the Moonlight featuring its beachfront movie theatre, whenever the weather permits. The beachfront venue is also a frequent host to international events such as fashion weeks and auto modification contests.

What You can get
Other tenants on the beachfront side and throughout the mall include Haagen Dazs, Mayang Suki & Pancake, Black Canyon Coffee, Fruiti Ice, Roti Boy, New York Sports Bar, Coco Bistro, BreadTalk, Sour Sally, Baskin’ & Robbins, Aneka Citra Snack, Sugar Mama’s, Es Teler 77, A&W Restaurant, Baroque Café, Warung Bumbu, Segara Fresh Seafood, Oceans 27, and the Celcius Café on the third level which provides a warm sunset view over Kuta Beach.
Department Stores at the mall include Sogo, Centro and Batik Keris where you can find quality Indonesian batik. Fashion outlets include The Boutique, Polo, Surfer Girl, Osh Kosh, CKF, Rara Boutique, Nautica, DC, Quiksilver, Bin House, Body N’ Soul, Bamboo Blonde, Billabong, 1 2 6, Hurley, La-Senza, Guess, Esprit, Giordano and Remete.
For shoes, bags and accessories, there’s Shine, Guess Accessories, Crocs, The Little Things She Needs, Puma, Skeechers, Super, Sole Effect, Adidas, Nike, Everbest, Sanuk, Sheila Namira, Milano, Sun Hour and Nice Time. The mall also hosts various outlets for hobbies, books, music and children’s toys, as well as a major electronics shop, Electronics City.

Place Around here
The Waterbom Bali waterslide and recreational park is just across the road from the mall and the notable hotel that shares the same name as the street and the mall is just next door after the nightlife and entertainment venue of MUSRO Bali, south of this magnificent shopping place and unofficial southern Kuta landmark.
At the front of the mall are various international franchise fast food chains such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. Also present here is the Guardian drugstore chain, as well as other various restaurants on the ground level.
There is a dedicated ATM corner at the front area of the mall, next to the entrance. Here you may find the likes of Bank Artha Graha, Bank Mandiri, Bank Central Asia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Bank Mega, Bank Panin and CIMB Niaga. Money changers include Rara Money Changer and Oasis Money Changer, located near the atrium.

Location
Discovery Shopping Mall is located at Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta.
It is a 10-minute drive from the airport and approximately 45min from Denpasar, Bali’s capital city. Discovery Shopping Mall’s roadside entrance is hard to miss and is along the Jalan Kartika Plaza.
Discovery Shopping Mall can be accessed through various entrances, the most apparent being up the flight of steps from where the mall’s spiralling and towering signature sculpture, in addition to a chrome name signpost and small water fountains dominate the foyer.
The other entrances are from the beachfront area where stairs lead up to the rear area of the mall. The various restaurants and sunset-view-priority outlets dominate the scene. The rear access is both a convenient entrance for beach strollers and guests staying at the neighbouring hotels on the coastline, as well as the public during concerts and event highlights that take place on the amphitheatre which also serves as the centrepiece of the mall’s beachfront side.
Another access is via the basement parking space where a time-based parking system fee is applied. Apart from shopping and dining, it is a popular place to simply hang out and enjoy the mix of indoor and outdoor beachfront shopping in Kuta.

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 10:00 – 22:00, Fri – Sat 10:00 – 22.30