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Michael Franti gets ready for NYE in Bali

In Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Michael Franti and friends will lead the NYE 2011 revelry, seeing in 2012 with a joyful celebration of life in support of Yayasan Bumi Sehat, the maternity health clinic founded by Ibu Robin Lim, recently awarded CNN Hero of the Year for 2011. All proceeds from the concert will go towards […]

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Through a Glass, Darkly: John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer is one of the world’s leading documentary photographers. His book, “Island of the Spirits” documents the five years he spent living in Bali capturing images through a Holga lens; an exhibition and book launching is scheduled for December at the Ganesha Gallery in Jimbaran. In the meantime, here’s a 2006 interview with the photographer by John Douglas.

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Indonesian Surf Star Dazzles on the Silver Screen

Mengejar Ombak, the documentary about Dede Suryana, a young surfer from a West Java village who became an international star, has just won two awards at X-Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, a sports documentary festival that runs in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival.

Big congratulations to Jakarta-based director Dave Arnold – this has been a labour of love many years in the making, and all the hard work has resulted in an excellent and thoughtful film that explores the journey of a very special kampung kid thrust into the international surfing spotlight.

Click here to view the trailer and read the article about the film that Dave wrote for Kabar back in 2007. Premieres are planned soon for several locations in Indonesia – we’ll keep you posted!

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Finding Michi

Just when you think you know Bali, another hidden gem is revealed… Michi Retreat is an experience unlike any other on the island, and it owes its charm to the life of a remarkable personality.

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Zen in Vespas & Waves: Andrew Wellman

Avi Hazuria meets Bali-based pop artist Andrew Wellman.

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Villa Sungai, Bali

The Villa Sungai experience: a luxurious, secluded, five-star resort overlooking the Penet river and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest

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