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Walk starting at one of the Ubud Boutique Hotels

Walk starting at one of the Ubud Boutique Hotels

Jun - 25 2015

The shuttle of Villa Sabandari, one of the newest Ubud boutique hotels, will drop you off at the start of the walk and will pick you up at the end. A phone call to the driver will do the trick. Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to […]

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Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

Visumplicht Bali versoepeld

Jun - 16 2015

Reis naar Bali wordt eenvoudiger Voor hun reis naar Bali hebben toeristen uit dertig verschillende landen, waaronder ook België, voortaan geen visum meer nodig . Ze mogen vanaf nu dertig dagen in het land blijven zonder het document, zo liet de Indonesische regering vrijdag weten. President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo zette dinsdag zijn handtekening onder de nieuwe regeling dinsdag. […]

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Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

The Price is in Rupiah

Jun - 16 2015

(6/14/2015) The Jakarta Globe reports that effective July 1, 2015, hotel rooms in Indonesia, airline tickets, property leases and most salaries must be paid in rupiahs. Effective July 1, 2015 Most Transactions in Indonesia Must be in Rupiahs. The policy being implemented and enforced by Bank Indonesia is intended to halt the slide in the […]

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Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

Villa Sabandari’s Location

Aug - 22 2014

Bali Hotel Ubud “Villa Sabandari, Bali Hotel Ubud?” 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 […]

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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 Airport : 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 the Bali  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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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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Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

Bali Wedding Ceremony

Sep - 10 2013

  At Bali Wedding Ceremony Congratulating Anak Agung Gede Raka Isnawa,Villa Sabandari‘s gardener, and his bride in his father’s compound. A Balinese home is the result of a complex interweaving of various elements – a kind of feng shui (the interaction of the physical world with the spirit one), economic wealth, caste, kinship ties and […]

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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

Ubud, Bali among the friendliest tourism destinations 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 destinations: 1. Florianopolis, Brazil 2. Hobart, Tasmania 3. Thimpu, Bhutan 4. Queenstown, New Zealand 5. […]

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