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Savage Queen

Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am

Begin a new chapter

Are you an avid reader or writer? Do you love all things literary? If so, and you are looking for ways to motivate your children to read more, a growing number of literary festivals around the region offer enrichment programmes for children and teenagers alongside events for adults.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Beat a quiet retreat

Bali's split personality has just become more pronounced. There's Kuta, with its sea of Bintang beer singlets and cornrow braids adorning the heads of children and the elderly alike. Just a few kilometres away, but a world apart, is Seminyak.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sense of ...


11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Kayumanis Jimbaran, Bali

What is it? A secluded hideaway in Bali's Jimbaran Bay that boasts all the mod cons of a five-star resort. This is a great spot for couples.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Uma Ubud, Bali

Where is it? If you've ever suspected you have a long-lost artistic side, you may find it has taken itself off to Ubud, Bali's spiritual and cultural engine. More specifically, you may (re)discover it towards the end of the main road heading north out of town, where Uma Ubud stands peering over the Tjampuhan Valley and river Oos.

23 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

What is it? Even paradise can pale sometimes. The designer desert island and the secluded ski resort seem oh so passe when you discover a hideaway so holistic in its outlook it leaves guests feeling like several billion rupiah. Welcome to Como Shambhala, formerly the Begawan Giri retreat but still the last word in radiant health.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Amorous action speaks louder than dull words at Bali literary festival

Writers' festivals are dull, boring events full of nebbish bookworms and four-eyed librarians who wouldn't raise their voice to a mouse, right? Wrong - at least, if Nury Vittachi is there.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Ubud, Bali

In the 8th century, long before the advent of credit cards and sample sales, a Buddhist monk sailed to Bali from Java on a pilgrimage. He found his promised land in the farming village of Ubud, deep in Bali's lush interior. There he meditated and built a shrine, now known as Pura Campuan.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The Conrad Bali

Where is it? Located on the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, along the stretch of sand known as Tanjung Benoa, the Conrad Bali sits on its own private beach, which is regularly patrolled to ensure no 'ugly', non-Conrad people recline here.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

The trouble with Bali

THE GANGS COME round the neighbourhoods of Denpasar after dark, often near midnight.

They knock on private doors, demanding to see the identity cards of people inside. If the cards show the residents are originally from Bali, no problem. If they are instead from another part of Indonesia, the trouble begins - fines, harassment, beatings and sometimes outright expulsion.

15 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Publishing over the Balinese stereotype

THE RENOWNED Balinese lifestyle and mindset, alluring and at one with cosmic forces, has been pronounced a charade by no less a Balinese intellectual than Degung Santikarma in his new monthly magazine.

3 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Matsuda aims big in Bali

MATSUDA Collection, a Hong Kong-based private developer, has completed a complex of 10 custom-designed houses on Bali.

The development at Begawan Giri has taken five years to complete and is the first of its kind in the area.

Located near Ubud, one of Bali's cultural centres, the eight-hectare estate overlooks the Ayung river.

31 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Legal Rottweiler loses interest in paradise

HAVING been instrumental in making Bali - or Ubud in the northern interior to be precise - the favoured getaway of Hong Kong's social set, lawyer Gordon Oldham is selling his property interests in the verdant paradise.

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am