The Indonesian Batik, recognised in 2009 as a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO, is an intricate process of repeated application of wax to cloth over a multiple-dyeing process. And celebrating the rich legacy of Batik, the Ayodya Resort Bali is hosting the Ayodya Batik Festival 2017 from October 6-8 at the resort’s Grand Ballroom. The 3-day event will focus on the finest batiks produced in Solo (Central Java), Yogyakarta, and Bali. Held in conjunction with the festivals public exhibition will be two gala fashion show dinners on set for October 7 and 8.

On October 7, Joko SSP, one of Indonesia’s leading batik designers, will headline a free-of-charge afternoon-long workshop at the resort’s Bale Banjar starting at noon time. Included in the workshop will be a demonstration on how to wear a sarong by the Komunitas Cinta Berkain Indonesia (KCBI). Those joining the workshop at the Bale Banjar will also learn how to make a traditional offering (canang), how to create heat with coconut leaf, play a gamelan xylophone (megamel), and participate in Balinese dance.

The exhibition, open to the public without charge, is available for visit in the Grand Ballroom:
Friday, October 6, 10 AM  – 10 PM
Saturday, October 7, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, October 8, 10 AM – 5 PM

Ayodya Resort Bali
Jalan Pantai Mengiat, ITDC Complex, Nusa Dua
+62-361 771 102

From 6 to 8 October 2017, the third annual Bali Vegan Festival returns to Ubud bringing vegans – and any food conscious individuals – three days of vegan inspiration! Split over three venues, the main hub being Paradiso Ubud, with talks at Taksu Spa and activites at The Vegan Village, the festival brings a mixture of talks, workshops, cooking classes, health classes and film screenings to the area.

The festival’s main line-up includes Kip Andersen, the renowned Cowspiracy/What the Health filmmaker, FullyRaw Kristina, founder of Rawfully Organic and a social media superstar, the ever-inspirational James Aspey who undertook a one-year vow of silence to raise awareness for animals and continues to enlighten around the world and other educators, speakers and activists. Established by the Down to Earth Bali Company in 2015, the festival aims to inspire people to choose a healthier, more compassionate lifestyle. Join them for some learning, listening and of course, eating!


It’s October and that means the Melbourne Cup is around the corner. As always, it’s sure to hold a stellar line up of entertainment as Finns are sticking with their successful recipe featuring Australian home grown talents. Cup day guests are in for even more than a triple treat this year with four well known Aussie vocalists. Household names in Oz throughout the eighties, nineties and 2000s; Paul Gray (of Wa Wa Nee), Mark Gable (Choirboys), Jason Singh (Taxiride) and Reece Maston (X-Factor winner 2011) will grace the stage as ‘The Voices’ in a celebration of Australian music, ensuring an unforgettable afternoon of awesome tunes, great food, and fabulous fun. Relive some of those fantastic hits that became unofficial Aus rock anthems like Run to Paradise, Everywhere You Go and Stimulation and get ready to rock and roll. Come November 7th and the Moet Marquee will be back on the club grounds. Purchase places for a table of ten or simply one for yourself and wait and see who will be your ‘cup crowd’ for the day!

Marquee tickets include three hours of free flow French champagne, quality wines and beers along with tasty canapés and a gourmet lunch. Gates open at 10am with a welcome drink and a chance to secure your winning tickets! Champagne and canapés are to be served from 11 AM with seating from 11.45 and the race of the day at 12 noon. Help yourself to gourmet lunch from 12.30pm and the free flow continues until 2 PM. Raffles and auctions are planned throughout the day and of course all proceeds go towards the respected Bali charity, Solemen Indonesia.

Finns Recreation Club
Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
+62 361 848 3939

The annual “Rock ’n Run” is set to take place for its 17th instalment this October on the 22nd from 6 AM to 12 PM. Over the last 16 years (since 2001) Hard Rock Hotel Bali, as the organiser of the charity run, has raised over IDR 2 billion for a range of special causes in Bali and you’re invited to take part for this year’s happenings. Open for all, the 5K run will start and finish at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali; participants will run the length of the Pantai Kuta road, along Jalan Legian and back onto Pantai Kuta. Registration is already open (closes on 19 October) and includes the iconic Rock ’n Run t-shirt, meals and a chance to win lucky draw prizes on the day. Registration price is IDR 230,000 per person.

If you’re not a runner but still want to get involved in the charity, you can purchase the limited edition Hard Rock – Rock n’ Run t-shirt at IDR 300,000 – can be shipped to your mailing address with extra delivery cost.

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta Beach
+62 361 761 869

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