Mekar Bhuana Family

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Mekar Bhuana family based centre in Denpasar proudly presents Selonding Fundraising Performance Series*, an ancient Balinese art-form dating back to the 10th-14th centuries. Selonding is one of Bali’s rarest types of gamelan music. A selonding orchestra is made up of primitive looking metallophone instruments, normally with large iron keys, and is played by 6-11 musicians. The set at Mekar Bhuana is one of only four duplicates of the sacred Besakih Temple orchestra from 1236 AD. Our group is made up of male and female family members aged 4 to 55. We were inspired by the talents of Mekar Bhuana founders’ eldest son, Gede Semara, who has been playing selonding music since he was 5 and even started composing for this archaic orchestra when he was just 6 years old. He is Bali’s youngest selonding composer of mixed nationality: mum from Bali and dad from New Zealand. We plan to bring his music and our family group that supports him to New Zealand in February 2015. After recent success performing in South Korea, we want to share our Bali family music-making experience with Kiwi audiences through an outreach programme of performances and workshops. Thank you for your support! Performance series runs from: Day: every Thursdays & Sundays Date: Nov 2nd 2014 until Feb 1st 2015 Time: 7 pm For ticketing, contact: Putu Evie or Vaughan at 464201 / 081999191104/6 or send email to Note: *Performance held at family residence: seating limited to 40 pax *Beverages and Balinese-style food available for purchase *Includes explanation by ethnomusicologist, Vaughan Hatch and dance instructor, Putu Evie, as well as a chance to try the instruments Photo Credits : Anggara Mahendra


Miss International Indonesia

Morning guys…. Photo Shoot Miss International Indonesia 2014, Elfin Pertiwi Photographed by Andie Makkawaru, Wardrobe by Ikat Indonesia, Make Up by Moor’s Profesional Make Up.


Miss International (Miss International Beauty or The International Beauty Pageant) is an annual international beauty pageant held since 1960. Along with its rivals Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Earth contests, Miss International is one of the four largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals

Miss International is part of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

The current Miss International titleholder is Bea Santiago of the Philippines who was crowned on December 17, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.

The pageant was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960 after the departure of the Miss Universe pageant to Miami Beach. Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the Expo ’70. For 1971 and 1972, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan.

The pageant is also called “Miss International Beauty”. Contestants are expected to serve as “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty”, demonstrating tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility. The ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding.

In 2013 edition, for the first time in history, the winner of Miss International 2012 Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan didn’t not crown her successor; instead Miss International 2008 Alejandra Andreu took over in passing on the crown to Bea Santiago of the Philippines. This is also the first time when a past winner crowned two Miss Internationals, one in 2009 where she crowned Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico.

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Villa Adenium Jimbaran

Welcome to Villa Adenium

Villa Adenium sits within a quiet and secure villa complex in the hills above Jimbaran Bay, the gateway to Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, famed for its crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, world-class surf, fresh seafood and stunning sunsets.

Stylish and contemporary, this four-bedroom villa has been designed for relaxed, comfortable living, offering stunning ocean views and a team of friendly staff. Fully equipped with an abundance of facilities, including a 15-metre salt water swimming pool, kid’s playroom complete with Xbox, games room with table tennis and billiard table, gymnasium and massage room, Villa Adenium, is the ideal holiday pad for energetic families and groups of friends.

About Villa Adenium

Perched high on the hillside with sweeping ocean views, Villa Adenium is perfectly positioned for families and friends wishing to explore the stunning surf beaches and wild landscape of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula or swim in the calm, shallow waters of Jimbaran Bay.

Just a five minute walk from the villa, Jimbaran has a lot to offer. As well as five kilometres of golden sands and invitingly warm sea, this is the place to watch fisherman haul catches from their brightly coloured jukungs (fishing boats) and enjoy some of the island’s freshest seafood at one of the many local warungs that line the beach.

But for those who’d rather stay home, this four-bedroom fully air-conditioned luxury residence located within the secure confines of an upmarket villa complex, offers an exceptional array of in-house facilities. A 15-metre swimming pool, play room with Xbox and toys, foosball table, games room with table tennis and billiard table, and a gymnasium, will keep guests of all ages entertained for hours.

A full complement of staff are on hand at Villa Adenium to make you feel at home. Ask the friendly in-house chef to prepare a seafood feast on the barbecue terrace, or one of the waiting staff to fix you a cocktail by the pool – one thing’s for sure, you need not lift a finger except to flip a page of your book or select your favourite song on the Bose stereo system.

Villa layout

A serenely seated Buddha invites guests up the black lava-stone stairs and into Villa Adenium through a coral-limestone entranceway shaded by fragrant frangipanis. Arranged over three storeys, this home features a gymnasium, games and massage room at basement level; a lounge, dining room and kitchen, plus one of the master bedrooms and the swimming pool at ground level, and, on the upper level, three bedrooms opening onto a broad ocean-view deck.


Adenium’s four chic and stylish air-conditioned bedrooms, two masters and two guest suites, are tastefully decorated with modern furnishings that contrast beautifully against the teakwood floors and light cream walls. The rooms feature comfortable beds (three king-size and one twin) with bedside tables and lamps, TV and DVD player (except ground floor master suite), iPod docks and ceiling fans. The lower master suite looks out to the pool while the upstairs master and two guest bedrooms open onto a large wooden deck with sweeping ocean views – and a telescope for star-gazers.

Each bedroom has a marble ensuite bathroom fitted with a walk-in rain shower and hand-held shower, while the two master suites have the additional luxury of bathtubs, (a jacuzzi tub in the upstairs suite). Providing extra sleeping space for families with young children, two trundle beds are stored under the beds in the twin room.

Living areas

Lounge, dining and kitchen

The ground floor forms the social hub of the villa with the lounge, dining and kitchen facing the pool behind glass sliding doors which can be closed for air-conditioned comfort or opened to enjoy the natural sea breeze.

The relaxed lounge, furnished with a large, L-shaped beige sofa and chocolate brown arm chair, is just the place to get together and watch movies on the large flat-screen TV or enjoy some music on the state–of-the-art Bose sound system. There’s even a small library with a funky orange rocking chair for those who wish to curl up with a good book.

The open-plan dining and kitchen area features a dining table for eight below a shell chandelier which looks lovely lit at night, and a foosball table where the kids can burn off any excess energy while waiting for their dinner. The modern kitchen is fitted with black granite worktops and is well equipped with a four-burner hob, oven, double refrigerator, wine fridge, espresso machine, microwave, and everything else that the chef needs in order to prepare delicious meals.

Play room, games room, cinema lounge and gym

Also located on the ground floor of the villa is the air-conditioned play room where children will be entertained for hours on colourful beanbags in front of the flat-screen TV with DVD player and Xbox. When the novelty wears off (or mum and dad decide to pull the plug on technology) there’s a trunk full of good old fashioned games, Lego and pool toys to play with.

Villa Adenium’s huge basement is packed with entertainment options for when it’s time to take a break from lazing by the pool. Choose from a game of table tennis or billiards, a workout in the well-equipped gym, a movie in the cinema lounge or a spa treatment in the massage room. The basement also has a bathroom with shower.

Outdoor living

The inviting 15-metre salt water swimming pool is flanked by a pale Palimanan stone deck furnished with cushioned sun loungers and features a shallow shelf for those who would rather chill than swim. On the opposite side of the pool, a cute thatched balé (gazebo) appears to float on the surface of the water and provides a comfortable escape for guests seeking respite from the sun. A charming poolside lounge – perfect for pre-dinner cocktails – is cooled by ceiling fans suspended from a timber roof and furnished with built-in sofa seating and four rattan chairs adorned with bright orange and bamboo print cushions.

To the other side of the dining room and kitchen is an open-air terrace for night-time barbecues. Here, an eight-seater all-weather table rests on a platform of white stone surrounded by a sea of white pebbles with fragrant frangipani trees at each corner.

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Our villa is offered at the same price per night to everyone. If you find a genuinely lower publicly available rate for our villa for the same dates, we will match the rate plus have a bottle of champagne (served chilled by our butler of course) waiting for you at check-in.

All villa rates are subject to a 5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.

Please email to have Villa Adenium’s availability calendar.

Rates include:

Exclusive use of this four-bedroom villa and all services and facilities, including private chef, daily housekeeping, car and driver, private pool, games room, TV room, massage room and gym.
Season Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
Low Season 01 Sep 2014 to 18 Dec 2014 US$ 625 ++ US$ 563 ++ 2 nights
Peak Season 19 Dec 2014 to 08 Jan 2015 US$ 895 ++ US$ 851 ++ 7 night

Last minute bookings, checking in before 26-Oct-2014, enjoy a 15% discount.

  • All villa facilities, including pool, kitchen, F&B services, etc., will be fully available for all last minute bookings
  • No other clients or groups will be booked at Villa Adenium during a last minute booking, meaning that each booking is guaranteed exclusive occupancy of the villa

Get Free Alphard a day sightseeing for minimum 7 nights of stay !

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5 Days Vacation Promo

Sastra Bali would like to offer you a 5 Days Vacation Promo which is valid immediately until further notice. The 5 Days Vacation Promo indeed have its black out period since it would be a peak seasons of Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations at 20 December 2014 – 3 January 2015.

sastra bali burritoThis morning feels so special in Bali island, the present day i write this post i have this Friday Burrito on my wall. A photo credit of  i had inserted here as my favorite photo of the week. Thanks Bro. Well, while you guys traveling in surround Bali island, you will find this burrito and other Mexican food in any restaurant. But the most famous area of those restaurants are Seminyak village by the street of Jalan Kayu Aya or head to Oberoi resort hotel or KuDeTa beach club Seminyak.

Welcome to Bali island of Gods and Love. After the scene of EAT PRAY LOVE movie was took in Bali from the ELIZABETH GILBERT novel, our Bali island comes more pack than ever. All rice paddy fields, the valley, the path of village, the serenity of our Uluwatu beach and the traditional markets entire island is coming much more famous than ever. Thanks to ELIZABETH GILBERT with regards to her sadness / sorrows that brings LOVE and Joy of Happiness to our Bali island and beyond.

Let’s see Bali with this 5 Days Vacation Promo which are you may discuss with Sastra Bali as we could taking care of your tailored tour itineraries become more memorable Vacation these seasons. Yap it is 5 Days Vacation Promo with all the benefits such as Free romantic BBQ Sea Food Dinner by the Jimbaran bay sea shore; Free of charge regarding the Airport Arrival pick up. Free 2 hours SPA and massage package, etc.

Pick one of your hotel choices as the following recommendations :


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Inspired by peranakan culture theme, The Atanaya Kuta Bali Hotel features 109 guestrooms accommodation, meeting rooms or event venues, Indonesian traditional restaurant, rooftop pool, warm service, and all the facilities you look for in a Bali getaway. Conveniently located on Sunset Road 88A in the heart of Kuta Bali – Indonesia, between Legian and Seminyak, next to Krisna Oleh-Oleh, biggest gift store in the area.

ROOM AND VESPA, Seminyak, Bali


Each suite presents an elegant, eclectic interior, incorporating a spacious and luxurious sleeping area adjoined by a private bathroom. Three of the suites are furnished with king-size beds and one with twin beds that can be converted to a king. Additionally, each of the two ground floor rooms has a deeply-seated sofa that can be set up as an extra bed. Other furnishings include double chairs and fitted wardrobes. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, a flat-screen satellite-channel TV and DVD player, reading lamps, a safe deposit box and a fridge, while each bathroom is fitted with a washbasin, toilet, and an overhead rain-shower, together with a handheld option. All four suites and bathrooms are finished with non-slip acid-marble floors and a crisp white décor adorned with a fascinating collection of antique statues, pots and artifacts. This picture of comfort is completed with sturdy rugs, rich fabrics, and top quality pillows, bed linens and towels.

Outside, the walled garden is home to a 10-metre swimming pool shared between the occupants of the four suites, and bordered by palms, tropical shrubs and a stone deck furnished with sunbeds and whimsical stone carvings.

The ROYAL EIGHTEEN Resort and Spa, Kuta, Bali


The Royal Eighteen Resort & Spa is the new minimalist hotel, nestled conveniently at the central of Kuta. Located just minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International airport, shopping center, the most famous restaurants and just 200 m from the beach. An idyllic hideaway for those wishing to explore Bali while keeping Kuta’s beach, Kuta’s best shopping center, and Kuta’s best restaurant within walking distance.

The Royal Eighteen Resort & Spa features 108 guest rooms inclusive Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms and Suite rooms set in a story building comprised with single and double room configuration, offers its guests all the comfort of modern hotel with the freedom of home and a stay in prime location and in convenient accommodation served by genuinely charming and professionally trained Balinese staff.

The premier choice in Kuta for family holiday, group of friends, honeymoon couple and business traveler, our hotel is available for both short and long term stays.

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Jl. Pratama, TanjungBenoa

With direct access to the beach and various facilities to compliment your Balinese experience, a stay at Kind Beach Resort is always pleasant and delightful. Equipped with 54 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms, Executive Suites, and two-bedroom Villas, Kind Villa Bintang Resort is a perfect dwelling for the most memorable holiday, a holiday that stays forever in your memory.

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