The Jakarta Post - Magazine - - Bali In Brief -

Bali’s old­est up­scale re­sort com­plex, famed for its beau­ti­ful strip of sandy beaches and spec­tac­u­lar sun­rise. Shops, restau­rants and re­sorts rest be­hind lines of shaded trees in Sa­nur, mak­ing this area a per­fect one-stop tourist desti­na­tion in Bali.

Leisure Man­grove In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre (MIC)

If you have a few hours to spare, visit the Man­grove In­for­ma­tion Center. Set in a 600 hec­tar man­grove for­est that fringes the east coast of Sa­nur, this is an ed­u­ca­tion hub for trop­i­cal ecol­ogy and Man­groves cul­ti­va­tion. There are two trails to choose from - a short route of about one hour, and the other, a longer route of nearly two hours. En­joy the spec­tac­u­lar view at the end of the trails, which sees the con­ver­gence of the river and the sea. Ad­dress Suwung Kauh, south of Sa­nur and east off the main Jalan By­pass Ngu­rah Rai Phone +62 361 726 969 e-mail micjica@in­ Open­ing hours 8 a.m.. – 4 p.m.

Le Mayeur Mu­seum

Adrian Jean Le Mayeur was a Beli­gian painter who ar­rived in Bali in 1932. His fam­ily house be­came a mu­seum in 1956. Apart from view­ing his im­pres­sive works, visi­tors gain insight into the life of one of the first ex­pats in Bali. Fee Rp 10,000 Phone +62 361 286201. Open­ing hours 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Sun­day – Fri­day)

Turtle Con­ser­va­tion and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre (TCEC) Lo­cated in Seran­gan, a small is­land ly­ing just off Bali ‘s south­ern coast (about 7 km from down­town Denpasar), TCEC was set up to func­tion as both a hatch­ery and a pro­tec­tion center for in­jured tur­tles and work to halt the il­le­gal turtle trade and ex­ploita­tion. Phone +62 813 3841 2716 Open­ing hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. +62 813 38415PM

Feast For­tune Cookie

If you crave Chi­nese food dur­ing your stay in Bali, this is a good place to get a fix. Known for its fresh seafood and veg­eta­bles, it is touted as the best Chi­nese restau­rant in Bali. Ad­dress Jl. Su­damala 5 Phone +62 361 283342

The Bread Bas­ket

A bak­ery-cum-cafe with fresh bread bake in the premises ev­ery­day, The Bread Bas­ket of­fers sim­ple sand­wiches, cakes and cof­fee both for din­ing in or take away. Ad­dress Jl. Danau Tam­blin­gan 51 Phone +62 361 3688778

Casablanca Dine Drink Dance

Launched in July 2012, Casablanca started off as a sim­ple bar with sim­ple food. To­day, it is the most talked-about place in Sa­nur not only for its great food and drinks, but also the ro­man­tic and col­or­ful set­ting. This bo­hemian, re­laxed kitchen/bar is a melt­ing pot where all type of trav­el­ers meet. Casablanca reg­u­larly or­ga­nizes events from mu­sic fes­ti­vals to flea mar­ket. Ad­dress Jl. Danau Tam­blin­gan 120 Phone +62 813 863 080

Pamper Glo Day Spa

Spend­ing a re­lax­ing day at the spa ac­com­pa­nied by cold beer, wine, gour­ment tea or French-pressed cof­fee? Why not. Visit Glo Day Spa, a hip and trendy spa of­fer­ing an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of good groom­ing sta­ples such as man­i­cures, pedi­cures, wax­ing, eye­lash and brow tints, eye lash perms and spray tans. And yes, there’s a mas­sage ser­vice too by well-trained ther­a­pists. Ad­dress Gopa Town Cen­tre, Jl. Danau Poso 57 Phone +62-361-282826 361

In­dulge Gu­dang Keramik

This ware­house sell­ing de­fec­tive prod­ucts pro­duced for Jim­baran’s famed Jen­gala Ceram­ics is the best place to buy Ba­li­nese ceram­ics. Sure, you can find ceram­ics in Ubud and Seminyak, but they don’t come cheap. Sell­ing ev­ery­thing from dec­o­ra­tive vases to flat­ware, the sup­pos­edly de­fect prod­ucts are in­deed sub­lime – any mi­nor flaws are barely no­tice­able. In fact, those flaws some­times add to their charm. Phone +62 361 289 363 www.jeng­

Nogo Bali Ikat Cen­tre

Es­tab­lished in 1986, Nogo is a pur­veyor of high qual­ity hand­wo­ven ikat fab­rics. De­signer Lily Coskuner ex­plores tra­di­tional In­done­sian tech­nique in weav­ing and tie-dy­ing the fab­ric she uses, be­fore turn­ing them into gar­ments and soft fur­nish­ings. Ad­dress Jalan Danau Tam­blin­gan 104 Phone +62 361 288765

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