NOW! Bali Writer Sachi Kondo has an enormous list of awesome songs for you to listen to during this period.
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Aromatic Rice with Griddled Chicken Strips and canapés from Manado, Bali and West Papua.
As we are all soldiers in this war on COVID-19, perhaps these songs recommended by NOW! Bali writer Sachi Kondo can help you through these troubling times.
In response to the Covid-19 situation, we highly recommend everyone to stay at home and avoid physical contact as much as possible. Check out our Bali section here for updates and find more news at nowbali.co.id.
Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta collaborated with Apéritif restaurant Bali to present exquisite lunch and dinner set menus prepared by Chef Nic Vanderbeeken.
Families make up a large portion of Club Med’s guests. As part of this dedication to families, the Amazing Family programmes offers detailed elements dedicated to families.
With all safety and health concerns in mind, Bali should always be on your go-to vacation list. Here, our team in Bali has compiled several activities that might suitable for you during your visit.
Indulge in an epicurean dining experience this April as The St. Regis Bali Resort presents an extraordinary Four-Hand Dinner on 11-12 April 2020 at its award-winning signature Kayuputi Restaurant.
Setali Indonesia focus on home living and fashion sustainability since a year ago and started to upcycle clothing waste. They organise three main events: Kembang Gula, Barang Lama Bersemi Kembali, and Musim Suka Cita.
Bedugul is way up in the mountains and is a cool and fresh area in Bali. There, you can find Strawberry Hill Hotel, a simple, charming, comfortable and relaxed alternative to the hustle and bustle of the south.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali returns with its annual Celebrating Women event in honour of International Women's Day and Kartini Day. Ibu Robin Lim, Niluh Djelantik, Nana Mirdad and Nikki Indrawaty will be part of the event.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali unveils a brand new 3-day event called The Big Weekend on Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March to welcome back two huge artists, Above & Beyond and Black Coffee.
To cater to Hari Raya Nyepi, the luxurious five-star Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is offering a special 2 nights stay promotion.
How is it possible to be an elephant lodge in Bali and still be a luxury hotel? Mason Elephant Park & Lodge answers that question for you as World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 Winner.
Going to Bali for your honeymoon will never be a mistake. But we suggest you to take a look at other parts of Indonesian archipelago such as Raja Ampat, Labuan Bajo and Bintan, all equally good choices as honeymoon destinations.
Here we share some of the island’s unparalleled romantic escapes and stays that encourage you and your loved one to explore not only Bali, but also your own relationship.
NOW! Bali has curated articles and video series namely Behind the Bar, highlighting the science of cocktail making of Bali’s most popular bars and clubs.
Tanaman, a unique plant-based Indonesian restaurant emphasising on delivering fresh and locally inspired dishes, was recently launched at Desa Potato Head, Bali.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of one Donald Friend, an artist who was neglected in his home country, but was accepted unconditionally in Bali, the island on which he chose to live in towards the end of his life.
If you're in Bali this month, get involved in the best events in the Island of the Gods such as Candra Metu, Cooking for a Cause and Australia Day in Bali. Don't forget to please yourself with Bali's own Bamboo Blonde and Blow.
Since 2012 the Balinese Subak system is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an area of 19,500 hectares has been designated as “Cultural Landscape”.
Enclosed within its rich Balinese landscape and cultural surroundings, COMO Uma Ubud is renowned as a centre for peace, harmony and wellness.
’Tis the season to travel seaside and soak up the sun! If you’re spending this festive holiday on the island of Gods, here is a round-up of shopping list authentic to Bali to merry up your tropical itinerary.
With a strong root deeply seated in Balinese charming culture, The Tijili brand’s figures itself are reinterpreted in shapes which have similarity to the logotype.
For those planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bali, Manarai Beach House is the perfect choice to welcome a new decade with its lively carnival.
After its establishment more than a decade ago, the long-standing Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort has stood the test of time as one of Bali's premier luxury destinations.
Visiting JEJATON Restaurant by Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road, don't forget to try their signature dishes such as Udang Gong, Sup Buntut, Calokok Bebek, and Ikan Sambal Kecicang.
Envisioned as a multifaceted experience that goes beyond hospitality, Desa Potato Head will be a place interwoven by music, art, design, food, wellness and sustainability.
With the festive season approaching fast, luxurious Jimbaran resort, InterContinental Bali Resort, has unveiled its line-up of promotions and events with an art-focused theme entitled “ArtVaganza“.
Presenting a multidimensional experience to its guests and visitors, Desa Potato Head will transform hospitality, music, art, design and culture with sustainability as its anchor.
Take a look at some of the finest additions to Bali’s epicurean dining, from Ijen by Potato Head Family, IWA Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali, SALT Restaurant and Pool Bar and Spice by Chris Salans.
NOW! Bali Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards held the awarding ceremony and Gala Dinner on 10 October 2019 at International Conference Center (IC Center) Bali.
This year, HARRIS Day marks its 10th edition with more exciting series of events in Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Samarinda, Pontianak, Bali and other cities across the nation.
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road finally opened its doors to the public, providing idyllic accommodation and services that highlight the warmth and simplicity of conveying a flawless experience for travellers.
The iconic five-star hotel, The Stones - Legian, Bali, is inviting family vacationers to experience a wholesome fun-filled holiday package in the Island of the Gods.
Located in a quiet village, 4.5km from Ubu, the private villa is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens set in the rice fields, and overlooks the jungle.
Rejuvenate your skin to keep it healthy and gorgeous at Anantara Spa, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort with a unique treatment in the form of a Beer Spa package.
Looking for a different kind of holiday to experience in Bali? Grab your pen and paper and read through Alison Pace's journey!
Be stylish and keep yourself comfortable with these fashion brands while you're in Bali! Bamboo Blonde, Volcom, Tropikal and Uluwatu offer great fashion items that ensure your style and comfort to enjoy Bali's beaches!
Join Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort on magnificent culinary offerings at their signature Cucina Restaurant for a pre-Halloween buffet as well as a Halloween dinner at Kwee Zeen Restaurant.
Condé Nast Traveler awarded InterContinental Bali Resort as one of the top 20 resorts in Indonesia according to this year's 2019 Reader's Choice Awards.
Ambrosia Private Club flew in a renowned celebrity chef Mandif Warokka all the way from Bali for a special two-night only exclusive pop up dining event as part of its consistent effort to pamper members with deliciousness.
The final tour of the 1st edition of the ODYSSEY Festival is set to entertain the audience in Bali from 10 to 13 October.
Think of sun-soaked pool days with your kids or even a romantic dinner with your other half while your kids have fun at the kids club, The Stones - Legian, Bali has all the makings of an idyllic family vacation.
If you think Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is just another picture perfect 5-star resort in Bali, you couldn’t be more mistaken.
Featuring distinguished fitness celebrities along with health and wellness advocates, the 2019 Wellness Weekend Celebration will be held from 5-6 October 2019 at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.
During the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) 2018 in Bali, 29 - 30 October 2018, Danone-AQUA invited all stakeholders to collaborate and create innovation to find solution for the ocean waste problem in Indonesia.
From hearty Italian plates, wholesome seafood with a view, to celebrations of extraordinary names in the industry, discover the current dining scene freshly served in Bali.
Villa Shinta Dewi in Seminyak rests within the exclusive and secure Laksmana Estate, just 500 metres from Petitenget Beach. NOW! Jakarta and Bali’s Alistair Speirs recently spent a memorable visit there and filed this report.
The Bali International Film Festival, also known as Balinale, celebrates its 13th edition as the oldest and longest running annual international film event in Indonesia.
After 12 years of successfully bringing stars and essence of the global film industry to Indonesia, Balinale – Bali International Film Festival is set to return this year for the 13th iteration on 24 - 29 September 2019.
Sake no Hana Bali opened in early 2018, poised above the renowned OMNIA Dayclub Bali, Uluwatu, endowed with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.
One of Bali’s oldest villages, Penglipuran has been around since the 18th century during the period of the Bangli Kingdom.
Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.
At its new establishment in Mentang, Gelato Secrets provides extensive choice of menu from the classic Italian flavour such as Bacio, Stracciatella and Pistachio, to the tropical taste of Indonesia.
With Bali Beyond & Travel Fair (BBTF), Minister of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia, Arief yahya, hopes the world know more about this archipelago's potential.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat to The Stones ─ Legian, Bali for a much-needed vacation. An exclusive Autograph Package is available from today until 31 March 2020!
Dubbed as Southeast Asia’s leading literary festival, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) returns this 23-27 October 2019.
Offering equally enchanting beaches, surf, and culture to those in Bali, Lombok still needs more recognition. Our partner at NOW! Bali helps spreading the breathtaking view and the intriguing Sasak people in Lombok.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta shares his views about one of many early foreign painters in Bali, Romualdo Locatelli.
Besides the annual Bali Arts Festival, check out also Above Eleven, W Bali, and Finns Beach Club if you're visiting Bali in the foreseeable future.
Began in December 2017, Conrad Bali recently unveiled 85 newly renovated, expanded Deluxe rooms with incredible Indian Ocean views.
Priyaris Munandar showcases his works at the National Gallery of Indonesia (Building A) on 26 June to 15 July 2019 in an exhibition titled "Napak Tilas Peradaban".
A gorgeously green landscape peppered by thought-evoking reliefs in a grand open-air theatre design sets the scene for the new Sunday Brunchcation programme at The Apurva Kempinski Bali.
Returning this coming 16 - 17 August, The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) will once again be held at the ARMA Museum garden, Ubud, Bali.
Here is a sundown rundown of Bali’s most admired spots, with front row seats to enjoy the golden and blue hours without any grey buildings in sight!
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort offers luxurious stay with their Urban Escape package promotion.
Chef Adi, who joined Belmond Jimbaran Puri in 2016, oversees the resort’s restaurants and bar with his sense of contemporary Balinese cooking.
If you don’t already part-take, Bali is the perfect place to start your journey. Here on the island of the gods, you are invited to explore the world of wellness in many ways.
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has had a long reputation as one of Bali’s most family-friendly destinations, and for Indonesia’s biggest holiday – Idul Fitri – this classic hotel is offering a very special Lebaran deal you can’t miss.
Garth Wyncoll spoke to us about the international focus of the curriculum, digital shifts, and environmental-driven student activities at Bali Island School.
Celebrate the victory of Ramadhan at The Stones ─ Legian, Bali, where they are offering a luxurious stay with an exquisite Lebaran promo.
40 films from 14 countries will be presented and 25 directors in attendance with Q & A sessions.
Recently, Gianyar Regency in Bali was recently named World Craft City, named for the area’s long history in craft creations that continue to actively boost its local economy.
Cascading down a dramatic cliff, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s newly renovated Garden View Pool Villas offer a breathtaking garden utopia perfect for a tropical getaway.
The 2nd Bali International Indigenous Film Festival takes place at Njana Tilem Museum, Mas, Ubud, from 10-12 May.
Through a collaboration with local artists, the event will be touring to other hotel brands in Bandung, Yogyakarta, and ended up in Bali.
Bali Safari Park prioritises giving their guests an entertaining learning experience that can be enjoyed by all ages, whilst showcasing their commitment to safeguarding animals and endangered species.
From today until December 2019, The Stones – Legian, Bali offers an exciting buy one get one promotion to entice you to take a luxurious holiday in Bali.
Rated the Number 1 on TripAdvisor, Spice Mantraa is an Inspirational Indian Restaurant.
Of course Le Meridien cuisine and service are as always impeccable, but it’s up on the skyline that there are a few surprises! Villas!
With the recent opening of its Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary in Bali, the company has expanded its development programme to partners on the island.
It was good news for the environment in Bali on 21 December 2018 when Governor Wayan Koster decided to ban single-use plastics.
We invite you to reignite the love between yourself and your partner through these unique experiences.
On Samosir Island, Lake Toba lies the little village of Ambarita. Tales abound there of rough justice, and possibly even cannibalism.
One of the finest and most luxurious beachfront resorts in Bali provides exclusive and distinct experiences during Chinese New Year celebration.
Conrad Bali, a luxury beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali is placing the final touches on a $25 million hotel transformation project.
It's a one-of-a-kind store that highlights local craftsmanship and culture. Embark on coffee’s seed-to-cup journey while here.
The long trek to the village of Jungutan, East Bali, the site of the Karangasem World Cultural Village Festival is well worth it.
White water rafting in Bali famously takes place on the majestic Ayung River, the longest river on the island.
Stay 2 nights at the hotel’s refined rainforest camp and enjoy a complimentary third night.
The Trans Resort Bali is the perfect place to be as this award-winning resort offers everything you need for a memorable family holiday.
Hilton Bali Resort invites you to discover their brand new dining venue, newly refurbished rooms and celebrate the new year with their festivities.
Preparations are underway at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali for a family-style festive season with a programme of activities and dining experiences.
The beachfront hotel along the Tanjung Benoa Peninsula will be paying tribute to the legendary band The Beatles.
A vacation in Bali is always a treat. This holiday season, unplug and immerse yourself in the splendour of Jimbaran Bay.
Legendary Australian stand-up comedian has announced two dates for Indonesia in 2019.
Catholic church of Palasari and Protestant church of Blimbingsari are standing proud, taking the place of the Hindu temples.
Bali is home to a lot of locally grown produce, from naturally farmed sea salt and seaweed, of course rice paddies and the strawberries of Bedugul, but were y..
Enjoy this meal in an organic farm-to-table and sustainable sea-to-table concept, served in a luxurious setting with authentic Balinese hospitality.
Waiting for Christmas for your holiday break? Well, don’t! The Stones - Legian Bali is offering a Last Minute Deal only valid for this November, and it’s so ..
Before you know it, Christmas will be long gone and you’ll be ringing in the new year - goodbye 2018, hello 2019! Time flies at this time of year, so before ..
Tirtha Bridal has long been one of Bali’s most esteemed wedding resorts. Japanese owned and managed, their meticulous design and attention to detail has seen..
Bali stores will now see durable paper straws and wooden stirrers, and cups made from post-consumer recycled PET based components.
Celebrating the rich legacy of the indigenous batik cloth, the Ayodya Resort Bali in Nusa Dua is hosting the Ayodya Batik Festival 2018 this 26 - 28 October.
Patricia grew up in a community that was very much part of the Balinese coffee culture, which featured some of Indonesia’s best coffee beans.
Nestled in Nusa Dua, Manarai Beach House offers a full-fledged beach experience any time of day and welcomes guests to embrace the endless summer vibe.
120 Ultimate Frisbee players from Bali, Singapore, Surabaya,and other cities joined players in Jakarta in mid September for a two-day ‘Double Team’ tournament.
Made in Bali’s pristine Tabanan Heights by PT Astidama Adhimukti, Iceland Vodka is pure, smooth and perfect for these tropical climes.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali invites you to while away at one of Bali’s favourite 5-star beachfront resorts.
Nestled in the peaceful setting of Nusa Dua, REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort hosts a series of invigorating mind and body programs starting this month.
Bali is home to a variety of exciting attractions fit for a fun family day out, making it an easy task to entertain the kids, the family and even yourself.
Health and wellness specialist Azza Keith joins REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort in Bali for an exclusive, life-changing 7-Day Ketogenic Retreat .
The Haven Suites Berawa invites honeymooners, newly weds and those about to be married to enjoy a special honeymoon package packed with a range of amenities.
The combination of consistent water temperature, weather and sea swells makes surfers from all over the world consider Bali as the holy spot of surfing.
This year’s Bali International Film Festival is expected to draw around 8,000 visitors taking in the best independent cinema from around 40 countries.
The Tenganan Duah Tukad villagers preserve their authentic, age-old aga culture through Pandan War rituals which put an attention to young Balinese boys.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas has announced Yordan Veselinov Petrov as the resort’s Executive Chef who will oversee high standards at its dining establishments.
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and TPST 3R Seminyak launched Learning Centre to foster public knowledge of and encourage participation in waste management in Bali.
Tanjung Benoa is one of those little areas that often doesn't get the limelight it deserves, same goes for restaurants there! Bali Luna may just change that
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the designer, I Nyoman Nuarta about The statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) that will be unveiled at GWK Park in Bali, this month.
Greenpeace Indonesia, in its report released last week, cited the air monitoring platform Air Visual which listed the city’s air quality as ‘UNHEALTHY’.
To celebrate National Children’s Day on 23 July , Starbucks Indonesia held a series of events for two consecutive days in Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya and Bali.
When in Bali, number of Spa and Wellness services offer unique foot reflexology treatment inspired by ancient tradition.
This year, 101 Travel Sketch will take place in Jakarta in October, and will be celebrated in Bali and Palembang next year.
Located at the beachfront of Tanjung Benoa Beach, Hotel Nikko Bali offers great deals which allows you to enjoy the luxury of tropical living in the island.
By booking before 31 July, The InterContinental Bali Resort will make your paradise holiday come true with an offer of Stay 4 Nights with only pay for 3 days.
Picture yourself strolling along a beach in Bali by dining out at an upscale restaurant featuring stunning water vistas along with a mouth-watering meal.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas resonates beauty and sophistication in a Balinese style, offering romantic cave dinner to the luxurious stay.
When in Bali, you may visit Doncaster Eatery which has become a destination of sorts for breakfast, brunch and dinner.
This Lebaran getaway at Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach may just be the perfect place for you, friends and family.
If you’re looking for a beachfront wedding in Bali, the Holiday Inn Resort Benoa Bali has got the perfect setup for that special day.
Bali-based glass artist, Ron Seivertson, exhibits his new creation of “Java Man", highlights the history of Indonesia ancient human story.
Perched on top of a cliff just near Bali’s southside peninsula, Banyan Tree Ungasan boasts magnificent—if private— views of the Indian Ocean.
We round-up of the latest new places to look out for, as well as delicious news from some of the island’s top restaurants.
Alaya Resort Ubud, an unpretentious boutique resort with 105-room property has been designed to reflect Bali as an artistic destination.
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy Mothers Day in Bali, the InterContinental Bali Resort has pulled together a beautiful spread of experiences that will make Mum feel more special than ever.
Two lucky winners of the Ultimate Foodies Getaway 2017 photo contest travel to Bali for a specially curated food-focused trip.
If you’re looking for the right hotel for your summer in Bali with the family, the Westin Resort Nusa Dua has the perfect package for you.
If you’re looking for a venue to host your team outing, conference, event or meetings in Bali, consider the beachfront destination of Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa. This family-friendly and business-savvy hotel has all the services and facilities you will need for professionally prepared event.
Chef Matteo Meacci, who has worked at some of the top Italian restaurants in Bali and Lombok now heads the kitchens at Hotel Aryaduta’s restaurant, Ambiente.
RefillMyBottle project launched recently and with a crowdfunding campaign, raised USD 6,000 to build an application that helps users find refill stations
The hotel, which is part of the HARRIS group opens in Bali, Bandung and Pekanbaru.
Putu Made offers a true Balinese dining experience with the atmosphere of the restaurant is as vibrant, mystical and remarkable as the island itself.
Pack your golf clubs because it’s time to tee up at the Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series 2016-2017 which will take place in Jakarta and Bali between November and May.
New World Grand Bali, a luxury resort currently under construction on 10.8 hectares of land in Pecatu, South Bali recently launched its King Suites and Grand Suites in Jakarta.
Whilst rare on the island, Bali is blessed with a handful of fine dining restaurants and any gastronome here should make the effort to taste and savour what they have to offer.
Bali Children’s Foundation (BCF) supports more and more families are getting an opportunity for a brighter future.
The Sundays Beach Club and its friendly staff - a true embodiment of Balinese hospitality - take care of your culinary needs in a relaxing setting under thatched-roof shades.
The tenth annual Bali International Film Festival, Balinale 2016, proudly drew the curtain open for more than 100 independent movies from 31 countries.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort invites art aficionados on the island to the latest exhibition held at the resort, which commences from 3 September through 15 December, 2016.
Sanmig Light held a roadshow party themed "Summerfling" it will be held in on 21 to 22 October at Jakarta then followed on 29 to 30 October and 6 November in Bali.
Harald Wiesmann, Restaurant Manager of the Kayuputi restaurant at The St. Regis Bali Resort shares the rules that must be followed by the sommelier and by staff who care about the wine service, especially in fine dining restaurant
The Ubud getaway Chapung Sebali Resort and Spa, made famous by its Seminyak-styled ‘beach club’ pool venue Jungle Fish, this year added another highlight venue to its food and beverage repertoire: Di Abing Restaurant.
On a recent visit to Bali, NOW! Jakarta contributor Erza S.T. found not only one but instead two places that really gave him bliss.
Come to The Eatery at Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta where local tastes and a selection of fusion foods are whipped up fresh in the open kitchen.
Since 2007, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) and Quiksilver Indonesia (QS) have worked together on a programme called Bali Beach Clean Up (BBCU)
The world famous event, Tough Mudder, is coming to Indonesia. Chosen for its rich culture and high demand for health and fitness events, Tough Mudder Indonesia will hold its first event in Bali on October 1 and 2.
TAUZIA Hotel Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Anders Lund as General Manager of Maison Aurelia Sanur – Bali.
On 28 May 2016, TEDxUbud will be bringing change makers, innovators, social pioneers - and more - from around Indonesia back on to the Bali stage.
Good news for those of you who are flying to Bali to have some fun this upcoming weekend as the famed Metis Lounge is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary!
It’s all about rejuvenation with your loved ones at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, as the world brings in the Year of the Pig at the turn of the Lunar New Year.
Chinese New Year is here and that means a reason for a holiday! To celebrate the season, The Stones - Legian, Bali is offering a very special Chinese New Year Room Package so that you have no excuse not to visit Bali this holiday.