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Villa Sabandari’s Location

Villa Sabandari’s Location

Aug - 22 2014

Not a day goes by without a taxi driver calling me to ask for directions to Villa Sabandari. In Bahasa Indonesia of course. In the beginning I used to ask ‘Maaf Pak, bisa bicara pelan pelan ya? Saya tidak bisa bicara Bahasa Indonesia baik baik’, meaning ‘Sorry Sir, can you speak slowly? I do not […]

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Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

Dreamliners to Paradise

Apr - 22 2014

Qatar Airways will commence a new ten-hour non-stop flight service between Doha and Bali starting on July 21, 2014. In October 2014 the non-stop service between Bali and Doha will begin use a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Qatar has been operating a successful Doha to Bali service with an intermediate stop in Singapore. Strong demand […]

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International Terminal at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport Now Open for Business

Sep - 24 2013

Bali’s New Welcome On Thursday, September 19, 2013, PT Angkasa Pura I (PAP-I) began the process relocating all operational aspects of its service to international air passengers to it newly opened international terminal at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.  PAP-I is the management authority of Bali’s airport. The CEO of PAP-I, Tommy Soetomo proclaimed the massive relocation project a success. […]

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Theo Zantman’s Colors of Bali

Sep - 12 2013

The Bridges restaurant is proud to show the work of the talented Dutch artist who has been painting actively in Bali since 2001. The exhibition is launched on 19 July and will run until 31 October 2013. Zantman’s colourful and expressive art is strongly inspired by the intensity and the beauty of the colors in Bali’s […]

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How The Village Of Ubud Came To Be

Sep - 11 2013

Long, Long Ago , back in the far misty memory of time, there was an East Indian priest named Rsi Markandeya. It was in the 8th century that this priest, according to a “Lontar”  (traditional palm leaf book), set off on spiritual journey, walking across the island of Java to spread the teachings of Hinduism. Eventually, […]

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At Agung’s Wedding

Sep - 10 2013

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About Dirk Weemaes

Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

Bali by the Book

Sep - 10 2013

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013 October 11-15. More than 170 famous writers, performers, artists, musicians and visionaries are slated to appear at the 2013 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) to be held October 11-15, 2013. Coming to the festival are U.K. bestselling author Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong, Devil May Care), Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk […]

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Ubud, Bali Ranked Among the World 10 Friendliest Cities by Conde Nast Traveler

Aug - 27 2013

Conde Nast Traveler has conducted a survey of its well-traveled readership to determine the friendliest and rudest cities to visit in the world. Worthy of note it that Bali’s hillside community of Ubud tied for ninth place together with Kilkenny, Ireland as the friendliest place to visit on a holiday. Conde Nast’s list of the friendliest tourism […]

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The Toll of Waiting

Aug - 21 2013

President Yudhoyono to ‘Soon’ Inaugurate Bali’s First Toll Road Following reports that the inauguration of Bali’s new toll way connecting Benoa to Nusa Dua would be delayed due to Presidential scheduling conflicts, the Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto has confirmed that the President would open Bali’s new toll road sometime in the coming few weeks. Quoted […]

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Ubud’s Mastery in Art of Tourism

Aug - 20 2013

  Now here’s a challenge: visit Bali’s cultural center of Ubud and not see any art. Creativity is everywhere here, from pura (temples) to palaces, galleries to gardens, with shops and handicrafts and lovingly decorated shrines. In this village there is a sense that beauty is cherished, though in general Bali is one island that really knows how to work a […]

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