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The Gate to Heaven Bali


 

The Gate to Heaven Bali at Ini Vie Villa

You all are not unfamiliar with this Instagramable picture on the top left side of this article, are you? Well, yes, you all must have known this picture, since a lot of travel bloggers pose their best movement before they post their memories in this well-known spot. Lempuyang Temple that is how people call this place. Located in Tista Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency of Bali especially in the most eastern part of Bali, the beauty of this popular temple is just undeniable.

 

 

Lempuyang temple itself is one of the parts of Sad Kahyangan Temples in Bali, meanwhile the other ones include Goa Lawah Temple, Besakih Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Batukaru Temple and Pusering Jagat Temple. Established by Mpu Kuturan in 11 AD, Lempuyang temple comprises 1700 staircases and  it is divided into 3 (three) main areas, namely:

 

  • Jabe Pisan (the part when you find the white candi bentar): you can spot some Bale (Balinese Gazebo or Pavilion) or even Bale Gong and Kulkul (Balinese traditional music).

 

  • Jaba Tengah (the three area with whitely painted portal): the part of Jaba tengah, especially the central area or portal is the area where sacred objects and offerings can pass during religious ceremony.

 

  • Jeroan: this is the most sacred and holy area of Lempuyang Temple. You can spot Pelinggih or Meru when you come to this area and usually becomes a place where Hindu communities worship The God.

 

 

Since this is a temple (a place where Hindu worshippers pray), this means that this place is considered as a holy place and you are forbidden to come inside when you are (especially women) in your monthly period time. Besides, you are not allowed to flirt, kiss, say something rude or do something that is dirty at this place. In addition, mind your dress code and dress politely, plus please do bring your own sarong or kamben when you get into Lempuyang Temple. Sarong is fabric that wrapped around the waist to ankle and usually you can also wear scarf in your waist if you wear sarong when visiting Temples in Bali. You could also rent the sarong if you don’t have it yourself. You are also prohibited to go inside the temple if you bring foods.

 

 

If you wish to visit this place, keep in mind that Lempuyang Temple is far from Denpasar and Kuta, besides the fact that the weather here is cool since this temple is 600 meters above the sea level. To get to this spot, it takes for about 2 hours from Ubud and more than 2 hours from Denpasar. The best time to go here is during sunrise, but how why? Well because if you expect to capture lots of moments here, you must arrive here earlier in the morning to avoid the crowd of visitors. The best time to enjoy the beauty of this place is before 9 in the morning (if you wish to get first-hand experience to watch sunset and feel the fresher balmy weather around that surrounds the temple) or after 3 in the late afternoon (for the ones who choose to capture the wonderful sunset view). Remember that your journey to arrive at Lempuyang Temple wouldn’t be as easy as you may think. It is recommended that you rent a car or if you wish you could consider riding your motorbike to get here.

 

So what you think? Does spend some of your time at Lempuyang Temple worth it? The answer is “Yes! It does. 110% worth it”.

 

Written by

Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)

Contact Person

Phone      : +62 81 237 493 763

Email       : marcom@inivie.com

 

Monday 23 March 2020

 


 

 

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace


 

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace at Ini Vie Villa

Have you ever wondered about how the rice that you eat is grown? Well if that happens to you, then you should plan to visit some wonderful rice terraces in Bali. As you know that in Indonesia, people mostly consider rice as their primary foods here. In Bali, it is well-recognized that the method of growing rice is usually by using rice terrace. Rice terrace is mostly made manually by people in Bali and it is well maintained from generations to generations.

 

If you are into photography, hiking or cycling or just wishing to see the well-recognized rice terrace while you are in Bali, then Jatiwulih rice terrace might be your must- visit place. This rice cultivation flowing the 636 hectare of Batukaru mount’s hillside with the altitude of 700 meters above the sea level. It takes 1.5 hours from Ubud by motorcycles and car, and 2 Hours from Denpasar and Kuta.  Jatiluwih rice terrace offers you with ultimate experience to enjoy the beauty of the Balinese rice terrace. Since it is located in the foot of Batukaru mount, you can expect to enjoy the scenic view of Batukaru mount when you visit Jatiluwih. Surrounded by its cool and balmy temperature, this rice terrace would offer you with stunning view of contoured rice terraced that being irrigated by using 7 communal water systems around this area. This communal water system usually called as Subak in Bali and Subak itself is usually managed by 1 (one) pekaseh. You must visit Jatiluwih in February or April, since this is the perfect time for you to see that tall greenish rice paddy. Besides its stunning view, Jatiluwih rice terrace also has some cultural and religious history.  Jatiluwih itself has some cultural history that links to the history and power of the King of Keraton Gelgel, “Ida Dalem Waturenggong”. It is also well-known for its Patirtaan religious ceremony (takes places at Petali Temple) in which people around this area believe that Petali Temple is a place to worship The Lord (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa).

 

If you wish to come to Jatiluwih rice terrace, you could also have a look at some interesting tourism objects around this place. For instance Batukaru Temple that is located not too far from Jatiluwih. Besides, you can visit Tanah Lot temple after you visit Jatiluwih. Tanah lot attracts tourists with its instagramable view of its temple on the seashore.

 

 

Written by:

Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)

Contact Person:

Phone           : +62 81 237 493 763

Email             : marcom@inivie.com

 

Saturday 21 March 2020

 


 

 

Lawar and Babi Guling in Bali


 

Lawar and Babi Guling in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

The word “Lawar” might seem quite familiar for Balinese. Yes, this food has always been one of the most popular cuisines in Bali. In Galungan Day, some families feast and in many other Balinese rituals, you can hardly see Lawar is not served. In fact, you don’t have to wait for this food to be served until Galungan Day comes. If you are curious with the taste of Lawar, you can spot Lawar sellers easily spread on streets, markets and traditional Balinese Warung around Bali.

 

This famous Balinese food typically consists of some vegetables (like long beans) and chopped meat (chicken, pork) added by shrimp paste, chilis, turmeric, galangal and other traditional Balinese spices.

There are some selections of Lawar that you usually discover when you visit Bali, such as:

 

  1. Lawar Putih

This type of Lawar is the among the most common one, which made of grated coconut, meat added by vegetables and some spices like turmeric, chilli, pepper, shrimp paste and other types of Balinese traditional spices that we usually name it as “Basa Genep”.

 

  1. Lawar Barak

People call it Lawar Barak (Barak means Red in Balinese), due to the red color of this Lawar. Lawar Barak mainly made of chopped meat (it can be chicken or pork), vegetables, coconut and Balinese special spices added by raw meat blood (chicken or pork). The red color of this Lawar is mostly produced from the meat blood that is poured into this Lawar.

 

  1. Vegetable Lawar

If you are familiar with this flavored Lawar, this selection of Lawar usually made of long chopped bean added by Jackfruit or sometimes added by mango or other vegetables.

Apart from these 3 types of Lawar, you may also discover other selections of Lawar in Bali, since restaurants and Lawar sellers try to offer some variations of ingredients added to Lawar to match it with their customers’ preferences.

 

Whenever you want to taste Lawar, you also may find Sate Lilit and Suckling Pig (Babi Guling) served along with Lawar itself. Balinese Sate Lilit is made of skewered grilled meat.  The word “Lilit” itself means to wrap around, in which it refers to the minced meat that is wrapped around the satay skewers. Travelers that come to Bali might taste Satay that made of grilled and skewered chicken or pork, and sometimes added by irresistible peanut sauce or chili sauce on it. In fact, if you expect to try Sate Lilit, you are not going to spot peanut sauce on it, instead, it is normally served with sambal or chili sauce.

 

Meanwhile Suckling Pig or we call it “Babi Guling” is a roasted pork usually concocted with typical Balinese spices like turmeric, black pepper, garlic and other Balinese traditional spices or usually known as “Basa Genep”. Originally Babi Guling is used as offerings for The God during Hindu Ceremonies, as a symbol of abundance shown by the Pork. The pork itself is slow-roasted in open fire until the meat is crispy and juicy. When it is served, Babi Guling is sliced into thin pieces of meat along with the aroma of Basa Genep in its juicy meat. Nowadays Babi Guling is widely known all over Bali and can be found during Balinese traditional ceremonies or in food stalls called “Warung Babi Guling”.

 

Written by:

Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)

Contact Person:

Phone              : +62 81 237 493 763

Email               : marcom@inivie.com

 

Sunday 15 March 2020

 


 

 

Potato Head Beach Club


 

Potato Head Beach Club at Ini Vie Villa

Anyone who fancies awesome sunset views, a day of perfect sunbathing followed by a sip of cocktails, then they must head soon to Potato Head Beach Club. Located in the heart of Seminyak, Potato Head Beach Club offers you luxurious sunbathing experience in a perfectly designed beachfront beach club. With its well-known three bars, infinity pool, swim up bar, those perfectly designed daybeds that surround the pools, this 500-square-metre lawn beach club is almost impossible to be considered amongst the low rated beach clubs’ lists.

 

Potato Head Beach Club is amongst the lists of popular beach clubs in Bali. Open from 10 am to 2 am, this beach club can surely offer you with true tropical nature in Bali. Once you arrive at this beach club, you are able to spot the uniquely curved façade of Potato Head Beach Club designed by Andra Martin. This quirky architecture that resembles Coloseum in Italy enables you to enjoy the sensation of staying in a building with tropical setting added by thousands of windows. Not only offering its quirky façade architecture, Potato Head Beach Club also provides travelers with a uniquely semi-open beach club with mind-blowing tropical setting to enjoy the beauty of the beach and sunset.

 

Potato Head Beach Club is 2 floors building beach club, with its ground floor being named as Lilin that serves you with Asian foods and Seafoods, meanwhile the 2nd floor is called as Tapping Shoes that indulges you with European foods. If you wish to taste various types of foods, no worries, this top-rated beach club allows you to choose foods ranging from local, international to Asian foods. For the one who fancies enjoying music and indulging themselves with performance of International DJs, they better visit this place that transforms into a top-rated night club after 10 at night.  

 

Potato Head Beach Club also have an international restaurant and traditional restaurant and for foods selection, you can expect to have selection of sharing board, main plates or even small plates.  If you take very seriously about selection of cocktails, this beach club might be in your list of must- visit beach clubs, since the club is well-known for its best selections of cocktails and wines. Besides, you can also wish to indulge yourself sunbathing with a mind blowing tropical setting with a sip of its top-rated spirits with the best selection of mixers.

 

So, what you waiting for? Grab the chance to visit one of the most popular beach clubs in Bali.

 

Written By:

Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)

Contact Person:

Phone  : +62 81 237 493 763

Email     : marcom@inivie.com

 

Wednesday 11 March 2020

 


 

 

Kelingking Beach


 

Kelingking Beach at Ini Vie Villa

Being well-known for the beauty of the two iconic deep cliffs, Kelingking beach is located in Karangdawa village in a small island called Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida is an island located in the south eastern coast of Bali along with Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. If you ask locals about the name of this hidden beach, instead of calling it Kelingking Beach, they normally name it Karangdawa Village, which matches the name of the Village where this beach located. This beautiful beach is known as “Secret point”, since only locals that used to know how and where to enjoy the beauty of this hidden beach. Travelers who go here normally need to pay around IDR 175,000 for speed boat ticket per person for one way trip, or you can choose the cheaper alternative which is by Public Ferry Padang Bay. This Public Ferry normally cost around IDR 31,000 per person for each one way trip. , If you go here from Sanur, it normally takes 1.5 hour but if you choose to go to Nusa Penida from Padang Bai it normally takes an hour.

It is hard for travelers to deny the beauty of Kelingking Beach. As it was ranked the 6th for top beaches in Asia 2020 by Tripadvisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches-cTop-g2), Travelers must consider Kelingking beach in their bucket list when they plan to visit Bali, since visiting Kelingking beach has been one of the most popular activities done by tourists. From the view point, visitors are able to enjoy the beauty of Kelingking beach’s white sand and the mindblowing steep cliffs view all the way down added by the popular limestone headland that reaches towards Indian Ocean. Its steep cliffs are quite popular since it shapes like T-Rex (a species of Dinosaur), which enshrouded travelers if they choose to enjoy the beach nearby the seashore. If you want to see the head shape of T-Rex of these cliffs, you need to go the left side of the bay and to see the body of these T-Rex shaped cliffs, you must go to the right side of it.

Besides this, Manta Point of Kelingking Beach is quite popular for travelers. Manta Point itself is a diving spot that gives travelers access to go diving down the ocean of Kelingking Beach to see Manta fish (the biggest Stingray in the World). It needs to be remembered that since it is a shore-break beach, you might discover that the wave is absolutely huge.  Besides, you can also expect its tranquil atmosphere, which is perfect for peace seeking visitors.

Although Kelingking Beach is sometimes called a hidden beach, if you plan to visit this beach, you can still find restaurants and café around Kelingking Beach, such as Little Finger Café, Amok Sunset, The Dungki Bendega Resto. Please click this link below to find out more about restaurants and café around Kelingking Beach (https://www.tripadvisor.com/RestaurantsNear-g2538506-d12396108-Kelingking_Beach-Nusa_Penida_Bali.html).

 

Written by:

Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)

Contact Person:

Phone   : +62 81 237 493 763

Email     : marcom@inivie.com

 

Thursday 05 March 2020

 


 

 

Nyepi Day


 

Nyepi Day at Ini Vie Villa

Nyepi Day

Every once in a year, Hindu Communities in Bali celebrate Nyepi Day or known as Balinese New Year (celebrated based on The Balinese Saka Calendar), in which the word “Nyepi” means to keep silent. It is usually celebrated after the spring equinox’s darkmoon when the duration of nighttime and daytime is approximately equal. During this Nyepi day, The Island of Bali usually stops all the activities for 24 hours. Therefore, it should be noted that all travelers that come to Bali during this Nyepi day should be aware that Bali becomes completely silent. All shops are closed, streets are deserted, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is also closed, all people turns off lights at home, no pedestrians are allowed to stay outside and all the noise should be lowered to its lowest level. During this Nyepi day, the atmosphere of tranquillity and peace enshroud Bali, making it feel like The Island of Paradise.

 

The purpose of Nyepi Day is to create deeper connection with the God (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) through fasting, praying, and meditating while also reflecting on ourselves to improve value and love in creating peaceful life. Before the Nyepi Day comes, there are strings of ceremonies that should be held by Hindu communities in Bali.

 

The first ceremony is Melasti. Melasti or mekiis is usually conducted two or three days before Nyepi Day and its purpose is to conduct purification for Bhuana Agung (The Universe) and Bhuana Alit (Human Nature). Hindu communities in Bali usually bring Pratima (which is usually believed as the manifestation of the God) and all the effigies of Lord Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa to the sea and purify it with colorful and long ceremonies.

 

A day after melasti or a day before the Nyepi Day usually named as “Pengerupuk”. All villages in Bali usually hold ceremonies in their villages’ main crossroads, which are believed as the places of all demons like to stay. On this day, villages in Bali hold ceremonies to chase away the evil forces or known as Bhuta Kala that is described as a giant and scary creature and likes to bother human’s life. All these evil forces or Bhuta Kala are manifested by Ogoh-Ogoh (The Giant Puppet) that is brought and paraded on the street by lots of people during this “Pengerupuk” day. Well-known Ogoh-Ogoh parade usually held on “Pengerupuk” Day normally starts at 5 or 6 pm by men in all villages in Bali accompanied by Gamelan music, kulkul (traditional bamboo musical instrument). Each village usually produces its own ogoh-ogoh a few months before Nyepi day comes, through support from local boys and older men in designing it. This Ogoh-ogoh usually can be up to 25 feet tall, and is decorated with colorful paint, and clothing to make it looks similar with Bhuta Kala. Travelers that come to Bali can make this as a wonderful attraction while experiencing their true Nyepi Day.

 

This ogoh-ogoh parade is also followed by Pecaruan offering, and Tawur Kesange, which are rituals to win the battle over Bhuta Khala and evil forces that disturb humans in creating peaceful life. This offering usually made of animals such as ducks, pigs, chicken and also added by plants, fruits, and crops. After the parade is done, usually Ogoh-Ogoh is burned into ashes, which symbolizes vanished Bhuta Kala and Evil Forces. In addition, on Pengerupuk day, Hindu families in Bali chase away all the evil forces and spirits (bhuta kala) around their houses by using pots, pans and clank it repeatedly along with torch made of fiery bamboo.

 

A day after “Pengerupuk” day is when the silent mode in Bali happens.

On this Nyepi Day, it is obligatory to meditate and do the catur brata penyepian. This Catur Brata Penyepian usually consists of:

 

  1. Amati Karya (no work or any significant physical activities)

Besides not allowed to go out, Hindu people in Bali are forbidden to do physical activities or go to work, or what we call as “Amati Lelungan” on Nyepi Day. Hindu communities are encouraged to meditate and do more of spiritual activities on this day in celebrating the Balinese Hindu New Year.

 

  1. Amati Lelungan (no travelling)

Streets are completely deserted on Nyepi day, since “Amati Lelungan” means that no one is permitted to go outside. Travelers cannot wander around the streets or plan to have fun at the beach on this day. There will be “Pecalang” that will be ready to make sure that all is well and no one is on the street on Nyepi Day.

 

  1. Amati Lelanguan (no merrymaking)

Hindu communities are also not allowed to have much self-entertainment and create much noise on Nyepi Day. Therefore, travelers that come to Bali should be aware that during this day, their mobile internet connection runs slowly and some local TV stations will be turned down.

 

  1. Amati Geni (no fire)

Hindu communities in Bali are not allowed to lit any fire or turn on the lamp during Nyepi day, this is what we call as “Amati Geni” in Catur Brata Penyepian. Bali usually becomes completely dark all day long, since all shops, hotels and buildings need to turn off all the lamps during this day. Travelers that come to Bali need to make sure that they do not turn on the lamp on this day.

 

A day after Nyepi day is called “Ngembak Geni” when Hindu communities can go out and visit their families, friends and relatives to strengthen the value of peaceful life. Hindu people usually also visit some tourism places with their families or friends to enjoy Ngembak Geni Day.

 

Written by:

Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)

Contact person:

Phone :+62 81 237 493 763

Email   : marcom@inivie.com

 

Sunday 01 March 2020

 


 

 

Awe-Inspiring Waterfall for your awesome Social Media Content


 

Awe-Inspiring Waterfall for your awesome Social Media Content at Ini Vie Villa

Bali is home to scores of waterfalls. Many of them are easily reachable through a hike or trudge through forests, along trails and among wildlife. Here are some of the best waterfalls in Bali, along with other jaw-dropping sights on the island.

 

Sekumpul

Sekumpul is a cluster of seven waterfalls located in the village of Sekumpul in an upland area of the Buleleng regency, surrounded by a lush, green bamboo forest. Going down to the waterfall, you’ll go through dirt tracks, down hundreds of steps, and cross over shallow streams. The falls are fed by two mountain streams and the main one, the one referred to as the Sekumpul Waterfall, is the most accessible of the collection of falls in the area. When thinking of the best waterfalls in Bali, Sekumpul often comes to mind. 

 

Gitgit 

Gitgit probably the first well-known waterfall in Bali, located in the plateau area with the height of about 45 metres. It’s the first waterfall you’ll find upon entering the Gitgit Village in Buleleng regency from the south or Ubud and Denpasar. The area was covered with dense tropical trees with some plantations protecting the rainforests around it. The walk to this waterfall is a long downhill trek. From the parking area, take a 500 metre scenic walk, along the way you can find some of the island’s common plants, such as cacao, coffee, clove and nutmeg. With paddy fields on your left and a green canyon on your right your walk to the waterfall is invigorating. Here, you can do jumps from the cliffs  and swimming in calm river waters.


Tukad Cepung

Located close to Ubud, Tukad Cepung lies in  Dusun Penida Kelod in Bangli. The waterfall well-guarded by the cliffs with several hundred steps down the cliff is worth the effort once you arrive at the destination. The circular cliffs give you the feeling of being in a cave, while the open sky right from where the waterfall emerges, gives you the most enchanting view. Unlike any other waterfall in Bali, Tukad Cepung does not flow directly into a river, stream or lake, but flows gently down the cliffs. The source can be seen from up above, but the waterfall can only be viewed once you walk down the stairs and into the cliffs. 

 

 

Sunday 15 December 2019

 


 

 

Best Beaches in Southern of Bali 


 

Best Beaches in Southern of Bali  at Ini Vie Villa

Bali has a myriad of beaches with its reputation and beauty. Unlike beaches in Canggu and Seminyak, southern of Bali has pristine beach with awesome backdrop for your pictures. For those who looking for a best spot to surf, chill out, or even find a perfect spot to spend a family getaway, these beaches must be on the bucket list. 


Jimbaran Beach

If one heard about Jimbaran, then they might wonder a place to eat seafood with a breeze overlooking the sea. Indeed, with stretches of the extended curved bay sometimes empty, it’s perfect for walking, and some modest surf can be found at the southern end. With a moderate range of places to stay, eat, drink and shop, Jimbaran is also a genuine village, home to an ancient temple and sprawling produce and fish markets. As well as an ideal base to explore southern Bali, a highlight of any trip to the island is a sunset dinner at a café along Jimbaran Bay, with fresh seafood a specialty.



Nusa Dua

Nuda Dua probably beaches for a honeymoon or family holiday since loads of unique and 5-star resorts scattered around the area. The region offers a serenity and tranquility unfound elsewhere in Bali, although some may regard the setting as a little sterile.There is also convenient for the water-sports along neighboring Tanjung Benoa, the cultural attractions of the southern peninsula, and the malls and clubs of Kuta.

 

Padang Padang

This beach is a heaven for surfers, a few undersized beaches along the craggy southern peninsula. While others are remote and often only accessible via rickety steps, Padang Padang is an easy day trip from the southern resort regions, and a handful of hotels and a couple of cafés are perched among the cliffs nearby. The daunting waves are distant, so swimming is safe, and the younger ones can happily splash about the saltwater pools left in the sand by the outgoing tides.

 

Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa has white-sand beach which is extensive and the water relatively calm, but swimming and sunbathing can be less enjoyable because of the plethora of watersport kiosks offering unruly parasailing and thunderous jet-skiing and many fun activities. 

 

Monday 02 December 2019

 


 

 

Rich in Culture Must Visit Traditional Villages in Bali 


 

Rich in Culture Must Visit Traditional Villages in Bali  at Ini Vie Villa

It has long been known that Bali captivated the world by its tradition. The culture has been shaped in every aspect of Balinese and even though a huge wave of modernization has coming, the tradition is still attached. Here are seven villages that rich in culture that embodied the local and getting international awards by its product. They preserved the tradition over years, lived with it as well as gained popularity. As its strong and unique tradition, it is inevitable that many tourist come to visit where they seek for experience like no other. 

 

1. Trunyan Village

The Trunyan or Terunyan people leave dead bodies on the ground, simply covered with cloth and bamboo canopies, and left to decompose in cemetary area. The village and its rare tradition believed to dates back for 1.000 years. Trunyan’s people maintain a social order that follows ancient traditions unchanged from earlier times. The local, known as Bali Aga believed to be the indigenous people of Bali and the one who did the unusual funeral. Most of them lived in Kintamani, Bangli Regency. Trunyan village and the ridge that full of skeleton is open for whoever want to come. It can be explored by speed boat at first as Trunyan village located over Mount Batur lake and the cemetery can be find out by foot. However, keep in mind that no one allowed to put away anything near the dead bodies as it was sacred and local believed it would be led to a disaster or negative impact. As this fact, some people believed that Trunyan is the creepiest place in Bali.

 

2. Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran Village is a traditional Balinese Village located in Bangli Regency, about half an hour’s drive from Gianyar. Situated about 700 meters above sea level, making a visit to this village a refreshing break from the island heat to the cool mountain breeze. We particularly love Penglipuran for its incredibly clean state. In fact, this island recently was named as one of the cleanest villages in the world alongside Giethoorn in Netherlands and Mawlynnong in India. The best time to visit is around Galungan time, when rows of penjor (bamboo poles with weaving of coconut leaves and offerings suspended at the end) line up and decorate the village.


3. Celuk Village

The village which is located in Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, is so enchanting by the product where people known it as silver jewelry producing area. Mostly local people are modern jewellery designer and the creative traditions lasting over years. The jeweller have been inspired by their vibrant surroundings and the beauty of their offerings for god. So, they’ve made strong product that has strong connection to their ancestors yet stunning accessories to wear by anyone, anywhere. Celuk Village, well-known as silversmiths village believed to dates back to 100 years ago and the product acclaimed internationally. As we enter the neighbourhood, we can feel distinctive ambiance as if we were in jewellery exhibition. On the other side of road are established many art shops showcasing their finest masterpiece. 


4. Batubulan Village

Batubulan is popular among international tourist as one of the most artistic and creative villages in Gianyar Regency. For years, Batubulan has long been provide and hosts old-age dances such as Barong, Kecak and Legong. This make Batubulan Village is one of the best place in Bali to enjoy Balinese dance which held daily such as in Barong Dance Center in Pura Puseh or Puseh Temple, and another art center. Despite of many traditional Balinese dance has been showed up on the village, Batubulan is renowned for its Barong and Keris Dance. Along with it, the village produce batik and commonly produce by empowering local women and opened kiosks that sell the product scattered across the village. 


5. Mas Village

Nestled in Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Mas Village is popular for its high quality wood carving that makes Balinese art famous around the world. Certain number of resorts used Mas Village product for its decoration. Above all, the wood carving has a typical style by placing naturalism and humanism as Balinese faith. Many of them are depicting Balinese character, Hinduism and Buddhism story such as Ramayana tale. Along the road we can find a lot of shops that sell many kind of wood carving in different size. From tiny, to a big wooden sculpture that height more than three metres tall. Strategically located in the main road from Denpasar to Ubud, the village can be reached from various angle. 


6. Batuan Village

Famous for its traditional painting, Batuan Villages is located in Sukawati, Gianyar Regency. Even though close to Ubud, Batuan’s painting style is significantly different which absorbed the dynamic style of Balinese. The painting emphasized its color on black, white, sombre and drawing the mystic of Balinese. The colours believed to be one way to evoke the supernatural power. As distinctive style we can spot on the painting, many of local artists have received international awards. Many believed that the skills dates back to 1930s and by now many teenage derived its skill from their ancestor. Once we come to this village, it is common to see a child or teenage are learn the basic paint while adults managed the gallery. 

 

7. Tenganan Village

Desa Tenganan or Tenganan Pegringsingan is a village in Karangasem Regency  which before the 1970s was known by anthropologists to be one of the most secluded societies of the archipelago. It is now one of the very few villages in Bali that still has a well-preserved Bali Aga culture. In addition, Tenganan also holds to the original traditions, ceremonies and rules of ancient Balinese, its unique village layout and architecture, as well as its Gamelan Selonding music and double ikat textiles. Best time to visit is when they hold the Mekare-Kare tradition every June and Perang Pandan (Pandan leaf war) on July. Another essential tradition this village prohibits divorce and polygamy.

 

Friday 22 November 2019

 


 

 

Newcomers in Bali: Kojin Teppanyaki, Japanese Restaurant in Tegallalang


 

Newcomers in Bali: Kojin Teppanyaki, Japanese Restaurant in Tegallalang at Ini Vie Villa

Japanese cuisine is getting more and more popularity nowadays and almost everyone loves this food, not to mention the teppanyaki. With a clatter of steel and a colossal of fire there, authentic teppanyaki is one of the most theatrical dining experiences. For those who are looking for the best Japanese twist craving great cuisine from the Land of the Rising Sun, Kojin Teppanyaki probably some of Ubud’s best Japanese restaurants while you are in Bali. 

 

Opened its doors in the mid of 2019, Kojin is a Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant strives to be one of the best Japanese Restaurant in Ubud since the town much sought-after destination for Japanese travelers and Japanese food lovers. Derived its name from Kojin, one of the Japanese gods of fire, Kojin’s signature is teppanyaki that blends local ingredients with Japanese taste. Kojin has strong modern-Japanese decoration, opens for lunch and dinner. 

Apart from Teppanyaki, it has a various menu from sushi, sashimi, tempura, rice bowls, shabu-shabu, sukiyaki and options of noodles. Combined local and imported ingredients, Kojin serve the menu both on traditional and modern way to create an intimate interaction for an ultimate dining experience. 

Kojin Teppanyaki is also a fusion of Japanese and Balinese way of hospitality, treating guests with a welcoming spirit and full of warmth like no other places. Kojin always committed to meet the needs of the guests by serving them with sincerity to create a happy and memorable dining experience. 

 

Nestled in Kenderan, Kojin is a part of Aksari Ubud Resort surrounded by lush greenery jungle and rice fields for relaxing experience. The restaurant is set to be more intimate than any other dining space with the table seats overlooking the kitchen. This formation will allow everyone who comes to enjoy the meal and at the same time get an interaction with the chefs at work. Along with the top quality of food, Kojin provides a variety of drinks with Japanese twist consists of sake, cocktails and wine to suit different palates. 

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Saturday 09 November 2019

 


 

 

Popular Asian Cuisine in Bali


 

Popular Asian Cuisine in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Talking about a food is not as easy as we eat. As old as the civilization the local culture has affected the food. Below are the Asian cuisine that popular in Bali. The uniqueles and variation of the cuisine commonly time-honored. So, indulge in unique dining experience and enjoy the Asian taste. 

 

Laksa

This food is popular in Southeast Asia and commonly served with spicy taste. It is spicy noodle soup that mixed with sweet basil, fried crackers, curry coconut milk, meat, vegetables  and sometimes added with extra spicy sauce or sambal. If you are close to Seminyak and looking for best Laksa, Mr Husky Bali is one of the best places to enjoy this food.


Fried Noodle and Fried Rice

Although there are many types of noodles, fried noodles is the perfect option for a quick weekday meal because you can skip the process of boiling water and you’re unlikely to ruin the dish by picking the wrong type of noodle. Here in Bali, you can get either fried noodle or fried rice mixed with chicken, shrimp, vegetables and eggs. You can get this food from small eateries close to the main road to top-notch restaurant all day long as both fried rice and fried noodles are favourite among local and tourist. 

 


Duck Breast and Fried Duck

A perfectly cooked, pan-fried duck breast will have a crisp, golden skin and succulent pink flesh. While plum is a classic flavour to serve with duck, the sweet sharpness of the fruit goes well with the rich meat. In several places like Glass Bridge, the duck served with Lime ginger, cucumber sushi and chives.  

 

Seafood Curry

Many might feel aware that curry cooking style originated from the southern part of Asia. However, since many parts of Asian has its own culture, curry has been developed. Instead with meat, curry often combined with seafood like scallop prawn, fish fillet, soft-shell crab and  fried potato. You can get this food in Asian restaurant nearby like those in Jimbaran bay restaurants.  

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Friday 04 October 2019

 


 

 

Where to Get Megibung in Bali


 

Where to Get Megibung in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Megibung might sounds rare if you are not a native. It is a festive and sumptuous dining experience, originally coming from East Bali and dating back many centuries. Megibung is a community ritual gathering village people sitting cross-legged on the floor around a large plate containing mountains of rice, meat and vegetables. All over the island, Balinese communities have continued this ancestral tradition of eating together under the leadership of elders opening ceremonies with. For those who want to taste and see by naked eye, several restaurants below are providing delicate megibung and send it into your table.

 

Sukun Restaurant

Here at the Sukun Restaurant, one can discover the secrets of the authentic Balinese traditional cuisine and enjoy a Megibung. Starts with Jamu or Loloh, some freshly brewed herbal healthy drinks derived from ancient recipes. Next, condiments are served with flavoured spice pastes and various Indonesian crackers. Main courses come in large trays lined with banana leaves and garnished with a mountain of yellow rice surrounded by side dishes. Aromatic Bali Coffee accompanied by sweets on coconut shells end this delightful gastronomic ritual.

 

 

The Warung 

The restaurant commited in serving the best traditional Indonesian and Balinese fare. The concept of the restaurant itself is very open and casual. They have big communal tables and private tables for whatever mood you’re in. If you feel like sharing, go try their version of Balinese Megibung. Keeping it natural, dishes are made using local produce, fresh from organic gardens to ensuring optimum flavour and wholesome goodness.  What you will try in a Megibung set is Sate Lilit Ikan, Sambel Be, Tongkol Siap, Base Kalas, Bebek Goreng Bali, Lawar Ayam, Lawar Udang Srombotan and grilled pork. 

 


Kunyit Restaurant

The restaurant that is a part of The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali will share you unique stories. The staff are so friendly and eager to share the stories of Megibung with you. At the restaurant, there’s two types of Megibung that you can choose from: Tenganan and Bali Aga. This refers to two areas in Bali that are famous for their Megibung with different specialties. The Tenganan set starts with three types of satay, followed with Komoh Ikan soup, then 6 items from fish, chicken and prawn served on a big tray. Meanwhile, the Bali Aga set contains pork. Then, when we are about to start, the staff will provide a small bowl and they will pour water to wash our hands. This is because Megibung are often enjoyed with our hands. This is a procession usually reserved for the elites. 

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Wednesday 25 September 2019

 


 

 

Where to Get Free-Gluten food near Seminyak


 

Where to Get Free-Gluten food near Seminyak at Ini Vie Villa

For several people eating gluten might be harmful since it is lead to celiac disorder, diarrhea, bloating and even depression. For those who want to eat gluten-free food during stay near Seminyak, these places offer delicious foods yet 100% free from gluten. Some of the restaurants are open daily from breakfast till late dinner.

 

Bali Buda Kerobokan

Started as a cafe, Bali Buda has now serving delicious wholesome, organic and gluten-free foods in several towns in Bali. The restaurant made a homemade meal, cooked fresh daily and comes from sustainable products. The gluten-free foods in Bali Buda varied from bread, muffins, pancakes and even burger.

 

Biku 

This joglo-decorated restaurant served traditional and modern food of Indonesia and some of the menu are gluten-free products including the tea that made Biku is probably one of the best places in Bali to enjoy afternoon tea with baked goods as well. To make sure the gluten-free products are in high quality, the restaurant puts separately the ingredients from another material. 


Clean Canteen

From breakfast to dinner, international award-restaurant Clean Canteen is  amazing little place that filling but healthy. It has Asian and Western street food with gluten-free option which makes you a little bit happier and healthier as its slogan. 

Tags: #RomanticVillaInLegianAndSeminyak #RomanticCandleLightDinner #BestRestaurantinSeminyakandLegian #ExtraordinarythingsinBali

 

Friday 09 August 2019

 


 

 

Vibrant Night Clubs for First-timers in Bali


 

Vibrant Night Clubs for First-timers in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Many would lit up the night in Bali by visiting night-clubs since it has been long known that Bali’s nightlife activity is the sophisticated techno and house crowd that continues to grow all over the island. Not to mention, bunch of international DJs regularly visit and play. Apart from that, here are popping up night clubs and the island’s current hotspot. 

 

Red Ruby

This club play tech-house and hip hop often with resident DJs and international acts.The terrace open all week from 6pm-1am. It has 10 VIP tables, state of the art lighting to suit each event and create an atmosphere that is fun and comfortable. Some local parties also held, such as Indonesian Independence day, as well as international festival launch parties. Located in Seminyak, Red Ruby is in the bucket list every traveller and worth a visit. 

 

LXXY 

This new clubs started its doors in 2018 and located in Legian Street. Ever since that LXXY is getting more and more popularity. The club struggle to become one of the best iconic clubs in Bali with passion for music and partying. It has a pool club and bistro as well. Open from the sun is still up till late night. From sunny poolside to a glamorous dance floor. 

 

Woobar 

Whether it's a poolside cocktail, a beachfront bite or a late night session or mixologist in action, there's something for everyone. Located in Seminyak, Woobar open daily from 10 AM to 1 AM. Sightsee and sip from the sky deck atop the club and boogie to top International DJs spinning live mixes at the beachside area or later downstairs in the bunker.

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Monday 29 July 2019

 


 

 

Cooking Classes for Kids 


 

Cooking Classes for Kids  at Ini Vie Villa

Bali is all about everything. From the perfect honeymoon spot, to make proposal marriage, holiday with bestie and even family getaway. For those in search for family escape, not to mention with the kids, join a cooking classes might be a perfect idea. If you are looking for one of them, here are one of the best you can get.   

 

Monsieur Spoon

Located in Petitenget, Monsieur Spoon is a family-run bakery and cafe which has been opened since 2012. It serves numerous high-quality handmade French pastries, cake and bread with selected sourced ingredients. Subsequently, many of its product become the signature, like French all-butter croissant that becoming best-seller and by now it has 6 branches all over Bali. As this reputation and many people love the products, Monsieur Spoon open its first pastry class for kids. The kiddos need to register in advance before joining with this class. As the class is kicked-off this year, the bake house run the class monthly. During the class, kiddos will learn how to choose the good ingredients and guided from the beginning to the end of how to make the food based on what they wanted. The almonds and chocolate croissants are the most favorite among the kids. 


Sands Restaurant

For some people, this might be a great chance to spend with kids or family. At the Sunday Brunch with the Chef, you are in for a treat. Here you can enjoy lots of activities that will make everybody happy. First of all, you can enjoy endless food in an international buffet-style Sunday Brunch in their beautiful open kitchen style restaurant with the refreshingly beautiful beach in front of you. During this session, kiddos who want to try their hand at cooking under the guidance of Anvaya’s highly skilled chefs are allowed. Just grab the apron and the chef’s hat. Stroll around the Sands Restaurant’s open kitchen and the super nice chefs will greet you and invite you to try to cook with them. From Apem, pasta to pizza and calzones; whatever you wish for, they have it. Let the kids explore their creativity by making pizza with a Junior Chef certificate to be won, and happy memories to be brought home. 

 

Four Seasons Resort at Sayan

Cooking class at Four Seasons Resort at Sayan lead by friendly staff. They upbeat and great with the children. All the kids were completely engaged throughout the class and they enjoyed the food that they cooked, which was a menu especially put together with children in mind. Classes are intimate and personalised, open for a maximum of eight participants daily. The kids will cook for traditional Balinese cuisine based on the chef’s old family recipes or a plant-based menu inspired by Ubud’s more recent evolution. 

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Sunday 21 July 2019

 


 

 

Traditional Healing in Bali 


 

Traditional Healing in Bali  at Ini Vie Villa

Over years Balinese believed that mind, body and soul well-being mattered a lot and have to be balanced.  In particular, the local also known two fundamental of living: Sekala and Niskala. Sekala refers to conscious world or material that can be seen while Niskala is something that is unseen. In Bali there are several healer which locally known as Balians or shamans that conducting a traditional healing for years and can heal chronic disease. They work with divine energy to treat physical and mental illnesses, remove spells and channel energy from ancestors. Some Balian have learned their art from studying the ancient scriptures called lontar and apprenticing with a master. Others have received wahyu or divine inspiration and heal from the heart. Both have an esteemed place in Balinese society. However, keep in mind that you should wear clothes properly before you come. 

 

What You Can Get from Therapy Session?

As many films and books mentioned and tell the story of the Balian, people overseas and tourists who come to Bali put the Balian as a must-do activity during stay.  The Balian is an instrument of divine healing, and the client enters a covenant to receive this healing with respect. Commonly, your experience will be very public, with all the other clients watching avidly. The healer may make magic, create fire, use mudras, draw patterns on your body, spit wads of chewed herbs on your skin, apply scented oils, poke you with sharp sticks and give you a deep tissue massage or manipulation that will be very painful indeed. 

Where to Find?

Balian live almost in every town in Bali, they have specification or reputable session that different each other. Ask local or some one in Banjar or neighborhood community and they will give you instructions as some of the Balian require appointments beforehand. In 2016, It's estimated that Bali has 8,000 Balians, almost four times as many doctors

 

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Monday 15 July 2019

 


 

 

New Beach Club in Southern of Bali: Roosterfish


 

New Beach Club in Southern of Bali: Roosterfish at Ini Vie Villa

The vibrant southeastern of Bali is now getting more and more popularity that similar to hustle and bustle Seminyak and a newcomer, Roosterfish has recently opened. The beach club offers a variety of snacks, salads, Balinese favorites, wood fired pizzas and grilled seafood. The venue is open to the outside, with covered and terrace seating. The outdoor sunken barbeque pit and pizza oven, both wood fired are signature elements. All dishes are crafted in the open kitchen, creating motion and activity at the covered area. Live seafood market and homemade popsicle display at the open kitchen invites interaction between the chefs and guests. The roosterfish located close to Pandawa beach where Indian Ocean breeze meet with white pristine beach. As a part of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort, Roosterfish Beach Club located in open area that faced the sea where you can chill out or soaked in the pool along with the music beat.  The name Roosterfish is chosen to showcase how the beach club will fuse the land and sea from its location, fresh ingredients, and ambience.  It’s all about playful, quirky and fun experiences.

TAGS: #RomanticVillainLegianandSeminyak #PoppingUpActivityInBali #HoneymoonActivityInBali #MustVisitPlaceInBali

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019

 


 

 

Places That Make Your Heart Beat Faster


 

Places That Make Your Heart Beat Faster at Ini Vie Villa

Whether you are in Bali right now or already have made some itinerary, at glance you might think that what is unique parts we can get while stay. For those who love incredibly distinctive stunning experience, millennials and high desire of heart pumping activity, these places are great. It is worth to try either to kill the time or spend a quality good moment with besties.

Mother Huckers Axe Club

An axe throwing may be a rare activity in Bali. But in several countries aboard this activity commonly takes place in backyard. Similar with dart throwing, the players throws the axe at the target attempting to hit the bulls eye. This sport deal with potentially dangerous weapon and that’s make the sport challenging. This sport also best fitted to try our hand-eye coordination, and that’s why no skills or previous experience are necessary. All that we need is a sharp aim. The goal is to let the body leverage forward so we can simply swinging the axe. No need to worry if we cannot perform the axe throwing because the Mother Huckers Axe Club will be given some coaching. To play the axe throwing, there are no minimum amount of people and of course we can get the adventurous experience when we played with many of our best friends.

 

                                                                                   

MMA Bali

MMA Bali is the best place to learn either a martial arts or mixed martial arts in Bali consisting of Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi  and Yoga. Since opened in 2014, this club and train center have become a seedbed for international athletes. Many elite teams and individuals were training together at this place and the community dedicated to providing with quality instruction, regardless of the fitness level or ability. People come to build their body and strengthen their mental and physical condition while some others are dedicated their time to pursuing a dream as an athlete. In a several times in a month, a competition being held where the athletes all over the world are coming. In addition to the competition and sports center, MMA Bali occasionally put the concern on social activity as well. In other words, they are raising charity program for Lombok after a series of earthquake shock the island.

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Sunday 07 July 2019

 


 

 

Newcomer to spend your “Friyay” This Week 


 

Newcomer to spend your “Friyay” This Week  at Ini Vie Villa

It is the last weekday and for most people, it should be celebrated. What about dine out with bestie or the beloved one into a place that serve romantic ambience and delicacies? If sounds  intriguing, Botanica Bali as newcomer in Seminyak is worth a try. 

Unique Restaurant and Bar Concept 

Botanica Bali is modern Australian restaurant tucked in Jl Kayu Jati, Seminyak that used locally grown ingredients, ethically sourced produce from around Indonesia. The menu has been designed by award-winning chef from Australia. Along with delicacies, Botanica also served unique place where one can indulge in a dining room filled with lush hanging foliage to perfectly complement the bold edges of the furninsing and enjoy the beautiful Bali climate. 

 

Top Wine Selections

Close to the dining spot lies The Vin+, a retail store, wine delivery and a bar with top selections over 100 brands of wine in total. Alongside with the wine, The Vin+ also served the cocktail that has been made up from natural indigeneous Indonesian ingredients as well as the beers, juices and smoothies.  


Tags: #RomanticVillaInLegianAndSeminyak #RomanticCandleLightDinner #BestRestaurantinSeminyakandLegian #ExtraordinarythingsinBali

 

Thursday 04 July 2019

 


 

 

Where to See Modern Art in Bali


 

Where to See Modern Art in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Why Bali is one of the top tourist destinations is because the island not only bestowed with the enchanting beauty of nature, but also a creative people. It is no doubt that modern art is getting more and more popularity in Bali that’s why people keep coming to enjoy and make another alternative with an array of art. For those who want to see some of them, the art center bellow will give you a distinctive experience of Bali. 

 

Tamora Gallery 

Tamora Gallery is a lifestyle shopping arcade located in the best area of Canggu just minutes away from Berawa Beach with high traffic. Tamora Gallery provides a natural space where Berawa residents, tourists, shoppers, and passersby can have a premium shopping and F&B experience. From clothing to gourmet coffee, Tamora Gallery will have much to offer with some of them are dedicated on arts, such as Lyfe In Bali, a shop and a restaurant that also focusing to unlocking creativity through the vehicles of writing every fortnight and painting on fortnightly rotation. This to encourage people to discover their inner creative by exposing them to writing exercises, tools, & techniques that can empower them to get rid of their internal critic. Inspiring them to level up in all areas of their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Lyfe in Bali and all the art center and shop in Tamora Gallery will gives you a sense like no other place as the interior have been made by famous architects and designers to create new Bali landmarks and the facilities is also a best place for kids to play


 

Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali

DMZ is a fun and interactive art gallery featuring a vast collection of three-dimensional, life-size murals for visitors to pose and play with. The gallery features a rich array of masterfully painted artworks that each serves as interactive backdrops for illusory three-dimensional photography. There are an impressive total of 120 unique artworks in 14 different categories spread over three levels, which provide a full-day of discovery and creativity. A team of local and Korean artists collaborated to produce the rich compilation of artworks. The illusionary effects in various sizes using only paint and well positioned lighting are absolutely stunning. Stepping inside the galleries of Dream Museum Zone, you will be transported to various dreamy realms, from Venice to Egypt, and Indonesia to the Amazon; you will easily find yourselves posing in the wackiest poses imaginable, alone or together, to capture that perfect shot.

Tags: #FamilyHolidayInBali #ThingstodoinSeminyak #MustVisitPlaceInBali #ShoppingandArtCentersInBali

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

 


 

 

Newcomer in Legian and Seminyak


 

Newcomer in Legian and Seminyak at Ini Vie Villa

Legian and Seminyak were fast becoming the epicentre for epic new restaurants in Bali, this month’s lineup of hot new tables comes rolling in. A heady mixture of wild and wonderful new concepts right across the island, this month we have radical, retro, and psychedelic vibes in both Legian and Seminyak, a brand new Japanese gastropub in Nusa Dua, and we even have a number of new names of celeb faces behind them – not to mention some Canggu must try for good measure.

 

Warung Chickpea – Seminyak

An Ottolenghi-inspired Middle Eastern restaurant tucked away in the back streets of Seminyak, Warung Chickpea is not typical Indonesian warung. For starters, this fresh, healthy and downright delicious lunch spot is helmed by Australian chef Nick Philips, and this kitchen genius uses local produce, spices and charcoal grilling to whip up a spread of dishes designed to pick and choose from Nasi Campur-style. You won’t find any rich Rendang or oily Nasi Goreng here however. Instead, expect light and zesty marinated pomelo, a chilli, cauliflower and chickpea salad, charred broccoli and lemon tahini, and Turkish-style lamb kofta with pomegranate molasses. You’ll want to arrive early too, as lunches starts at 11.30am and lasts only until everything is sold out. 

 

Brunch Club – Legian

If you are a sucker for a great brunch, well, welcome to the club. Brunch Club in Legian is where fellow pancake and coffee connoisseurs can gather to graze on all-time brunch favourites: Melbourne-style eggs, fluffy waffles, fruity smoothie bowls and smashed avo, alongside lunch staples like big burgers, toasted sarnies, loaded salads and pizzas. To really make the most of this munching marathon, the restaurant is a large, two-floor building dressed in traditional Balinese temple brick, concealing a Melbourne-style café downstairs. Wall murals are as colourful as the cocktails they serve, while a full length, spray-cooled roof terrace features a separate pizza kitchen for all-day grazing. And because no brunch is complete without great coffee, at Brunch Club you’ll also find carefully selected blends that have been expertly roasted on the island, served exactly as you take it.

Tags: #RomanticVillaInLegianAndSeminyak #RomanticCandleLightDinner #BestRestaurantinSeminyakandLegian #ExtraordinarythingsinBali

 

Friday 28 June 2019

 


 

 

Inspiring Proposal Marriage Ideas in Bali


 

Inspiring Proposal Marriage Ideas in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

It has long been known that Bali is an ideal place for romantic moment with myriads spot and scenic views ideas of marriage proposals. If you are in Seminyak, this places will boosting the confidence to pose the sacred four words question and worth to try for those who want to bring the relationship into commited one. 


Propose Upon Riding a Horse

Some people might think about a unique style to propose a marriage. If a fairy tale or royal family is your imagination, there is a possibility, too. Bali has several horse riding services, either in Canggu or Seminyak. Now, the thing to consider is if you want to do this at the beach and propose a marriage proposal while both of you are riding the horse and with sunset backdrop. This will bring magical moment. 

 

At Bali’s Iconic Nature Views

The lush and terraced rice field, or waterfalls provides a beautiful and unique backdrop for your down-on-one-knee moment. A simple trick, such as falling down at the dyke, then trying to get up, and propose will work. Or, simply ask the question at the right time where the sun is going down, and the atmosphere becomes serene.


Propose While Having Candle Light Dinner 

When music speaks more on your relationship, romantic dinner with candle light in a resort or villa near the beach will be your ultimate choice for marriage proposal. Under the canopy of wooden gazebo or adorned terrace with rose petals, both of you will experience undisturbed romantic fine dining dinner with your partner. As the meal is served, singers will come with lovely songs. You can imagine the rest. What a lovely moment. 

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Wednesday 26 June 2019

 


 

 

Where to Buy Art Products in Bali


 

Where to Buy Art Products in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Bali offers all different kinds of markets and gives you a unique shopping experience, where you can discover the local artwork and handicrafts. The Balinese are great artists and makes everything within the art of stone- & woodcarvings, paintings, silversmiths, textile etc. A trip to the market are definitely worth a visit if you plan on shopping, even if that’s not the intention the markets are a fantastic place to experience local Indonesian food for a good price. For both reasons it offers a fun and existing insight into traditional Balinese culture and should definitely be on your bucket list for things to do in Bali. But first, negotiating at the markets in Bali is expected and is an essential thing to do, especially at the traditional markets. Do it with a smile and the experience of bargaining with the price can be fun and exciting. The list for traditional markets in Bali is long, the following suggestions are only a few of the markets Bali has to offer.

 

Where to Buy Balinese Masks

Artisans from the Central Bali town of Singapadu carve topeng (masks) for cultural dancers and Balinese temples; these hand-crafted, goggle-eyed faces can be seen in performances all over Bali. These masks are generally commissioned for traditional purposes only, but many examples find their way to art markets and malls in South Bali and Ubud.

 

Best Place for Jewelry Shop

For generations, the town of Celuk has excelled in the production of silver and gold jewelry. Tourism has breathed new life into the local craft, as visitors can now browse among a wide assortment of shops along the town's main road, all hawking rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and more, in both traditional and modern designs. You can go deeper into the village to meet the actual artisans, and possibly negotiate a lower price. Local jewelry brands like Prapenand Mario Silver sell their Celuk-made bling in Kuta, Ubud, and far abroad. In Denpasar, you can find plenty of gold and silver dealers along the intersection of Jalan Hasanuddin and Jalan Sulawesi.


Sculpture

Bali's craftsmen have long had experience working in wood and stone  the ancient Balinese created plenty of statuary out of plentiful local raw material for use in their traditional ceremonies. Local stone sculpture actually crafted out of sandstone and wood carvings evoke traditional Hindu myths, but modern themes and styles are taking up more and more shelf space in the shops. Many of these craftsmen can be found in Batu Bulan village where you can see a stonecarving shops as well.

Tags: #FamilyHolidayInBali #ThingstodoinSeminyak #MustVisitPlaceInBali #ShoppingandArtCentersInBali

 

Thursday 20 June 2019

 


 

 

Artistic Restaurants in Seminyak Must Visit


 

Artistic Restaurants in Seminyak Must Visit  at Ini Vie Villa

While getting a dinner might be common things for you, these restaurants serve something different that gives you a pleasurable experience like no other place. Below are the artistic restaurants you must visit while in Seminyak.  

 

Nirvana Burger Bar

The restaurant not only serving amazing burgers and a wide variety of drinks to enjoy over live music, but Nirvana Burger Bar also the place for quality nightlife entertainment.The restaurant has amazing fireshow displays available every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sit back and get cosy as the performers with their fiery show that ends with a big bang as fire sparks fly behind the performers. Magicians perform their tricks every Monday and Wednesday too. 

 

Da Maria

Escape to Italy with an authentic Italian food and wine experience all set within captivating interiors in the heart of Seminyak. The hyped restaurant  attracts a hip crowd and has quickly evolved into the latest place to see and be seen. The restaurant is the best place to highlight the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, art and friends with stunning interiors by notable Roman architects

 

Sarongs

Step out of your beach attire and into your nicest high heels before stepping into this classy restaurant and bar. Refresh yourself with one of its superb cocktails before residing to your table to enjoy the award-winning flavours and spices inspired by asian street food vendors, predominantly in India.

Tags: #Best restaurants in Legian and Seminyak #Romantic candle light dinner #Extraordinary things in Bali #Honeymoon villa in Legian and Seminyak




 

 

Monday 17 June 2019

 


 

 

Surfing in Seminyak for Novice and Things to Keep in Mind


 

Surfing in Seminyak for Novice and Things to Keep in Mind at Ini Vie Villa

Seminyak has myriads of attractions to offer including its fascinating waves that would be fitted for surf lovers. Ranging from beginner who will Learn the basics of catching waves, standing up and board control in a safe secure environment, how to choose a board that affects performance and for those just above beginner who is not just about being able to stand up, but also develop consistency and pose.

 

Rent and Get Mentoring Programs

There are mentoring program which offered by local near the shoreline. They renting the boards and serve the course which aims to solidify foundation, work on quirks and building your surf confidence. With a strong foundation you’re set to take on the challenges of surfing proper waves head on.  Develop consistency, pose and board control. Learn forehand and backhand turns along broken and peeling waves as the first step to trimming. Prerequisite: Provided you are able to catch small broken waves without assistance, you balance and stand relatively well and understand the basics of surfing. Commonly, local provide a program  you can join from beginner with proper waves and open face surfing to intermediate. It takes a lot of practice and patience, but you will have an exciting time learning.

 

Best Time to Surf in Bali

For the best surfing as well as Bali surf lesson experience along the year, July has been admitted as the best month. However, on the west coast, the best timing to go surfing is between April and October since in that time the offshore wind is occurring, making it better for surfing as well as starting learning to surf . Meanwhile, on the east coast, the best time to surf is between middle November and early March. In addition to that, on the east, the reef breaks is better for more experienced surfers.

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Wednesday 12 June 2019

 


 

 

Popping Up Coffee Shops in Seminyak We Can Try


 

Popping Up Coffee Shops in Seminyak We Can Try at Ini Vie Villa

Seminyak has been striving to be a hub of millenials activity in Bali on every aspects including a place to slurp a coffee and plant the tasks ahead in the morning, lunch and take instagramable moment in the afternoon, even to have chit a chat with bestie at night. These are popping up coffee shops in Seminyak that are incredibly amazing with cozy atmosphere, mouthwatering food and drink.

 

Neon Palms

This cafe is as cute as palms tree at your doorstep. Located at the second level of clothing store, the coffee shop has amazing offbeat interior decor, tropical wall art and outdoor funky look. Not only coffee shops that serves breakfast and coffee on the daily at morning, but Neon Palms has also the cocktails at that time. Neon Palms is one of the best coffee shops in Seminyak for morning good times with varied food, vegetarian meal and other concoctions

 

 

Sea Circus

Sea Circus is a touch over relaxing escape from the busy streets. It has quirky and cool interiors and incredibly mouthwatering food offerings and coffee that suitable for your morning or afternoon talk. The cafe is a one-stop destination for those who want to tick things off to-do list, whilst socializing with islander expats from around the world. This is what makes Sea Circus is different.

 

Cafe Organic

Cafe Organic offers health conscious vegetarian and vegan meals passionately crafted using fresh, locally- farmed produce. Cafe organic is one of the most iconic eateries in Seminyak where wood grains and distressed whites dominate the space. Every corner has been styled for the gram with the star of the show being the açai bowls served in coconuts. It has an array of healthy food and beverage that suitable for by jazzy tunes or meet up for a big brunch with the rendezvous.

 


The Coffee Library

Just like its name, The Coffee Library try to preserve a best home for the coffee lovers and booklovers at the same time. Beside as the coffee providers, The Coffee Library believe that sipping a cup of coffee will automatically increasing concentration while we read something. In other way, this coffee shop try to improve the literature culture for its visitors, actually for Indonesian. That is why we can easily found a book on its wall and read anything we want like novel and magazine. Having said that, this place also a perfect one for a relaxing getaway and offering a nice atmosphere to just hang out, chill and relax.

 

 

Kim Soo

The coffee shop has well-chosen products and a place where beautiful things may ultimately find themselves. The cafe attempts to meandered wonderful moments of sharing, family and relaxation. The decoration made of raw wood, recycled teak root, glassware and ceramics.  Marble top French cafe tables, teak kitchen hutches, vintage wooden chairs, brassware, cushions and much more. While on another corners of the room are made of authentic handcrafted, hand hewn quality in everyday use that reflects the unpretentious and useable beauty of Bali. The baristas are individually trained by our wonderful Italian friend who has coffee roasting running thru his veins. Every morning our vintage La Marzocco rewards Espresso lovers with the heady aroma of great brewed coffee. This make Kim So is  a best place for every single moments with family or friends and plan the day ahead and for every couple who on their romantic holiday in Bali.


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Sunday 09 June 2019

 


 

 

Lovely Activities in Seminyak To Do as a Couple


 

Lovely Activities in Seminyak To Do as a Couple at Ini Vie Villa

Going on a honeymoon after a wedding or celebrate anniversary with the spouse is one of the most romantic things that every couple should do. In particular, at least once in a life. Therefore, planning a perfect honeymoon at a perfect destination is the utmost importance. If you and your spouse want your holiday to be as flawless as it can be, then it is crucial that you know exactly what the destination can offers. So that you can have the right expectations and the best experience, including if you want to stay in Seminyak. As Seminyak is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali, but it is also one of the most romantic honeymoon spots for couples from all over the world. With its gorgeous scenery, it is no wonder why Seminyak receives so much love from tourists, especially for surfers and beachfront addict as ideal place for honeymooners to keep their passion alive and spend as much time with each other. Here are some of the best activities that you should do with your partner in Seminyak.

 

Romantic Accommodation for Romantic Moments

Instead of hotel, the best place to stay for your honeymoon is a villa. If you want privacy, you’ll get all the privacy you want. It is quiet and you won’t be hearing the city noise at all. You can just binge watch netflix in the bathtub just next to the TV with your loved one. The private pool was the cherry on the cake with the swing and nice seating area. You can enjoy being in the pool with your partner and not be disturbed by anyone. If you want to find something like this, then come to Ayona Villa. The villa is best for your romantic stay for your pleasant experience. The villa also in close proximity to various adventurous activities and attractions.

 

Dining in The Restaurants with Stunning View

Another activity that you should do with your partner in Seminyak is dining in top-notch restaurant. The rapid growth of restaurants in Seminyak offers so many choices of food that are mouthwatering and picturesque. However, world-class food and rich of taste meal are not enough. Come to La Plancha. This restaurants trying to find another way to enjoying the food. A stunning view whilst we eat for a memorable moment. Once we come to this restaurant, sense two places at the same time: Spain and Bali. Some people loved this place so dearly as its food and some others prefer for a best place where they can see a legendary sunset in the southern of Bali. Situated towards the sea in Seminyak, the brightly coloured, vintage structure was designed to bring something different to Bali whilst maintaining and respecting the natural beauty of local environment. The concept is we can eat a Spanish and local food while sitting on the brightly coloured bean bag chairs. Moreover, La Plancha also offer for breakfast that arranged from 8.00 am to 11.30 am. This makes La Plancha as the only restaurant in Seminyak which provide very late breakfast.

 

Strolling Together and See The Legendary Sunset.

Nothing is more romantic than exploring the magnificent beauty of the Bali’s beach with your beloved one. Almost all the shoreline in seminyak blessed with the sandy beach where we can meet the legendary sunset of Bali. One of the most famous beach is Batu Belig Beach which has perfect waves and sea breeze.


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Thursday 30 May 2019

 


 

 

Things To do in Seminyak


 

Things To do in Seminyak at Ini Vie Villa

Seminyak strives to be a hub of entertainment and romantic place in Bali. It is wanderluster’s dream and believed to be a favorable place for millenials. An array of accommodation have been increasing as not far from the brimming latest hang out spots or renowned beach to surf and evening strolling. With loads of this optional activity, here are the best things to do while staying in Seminyak.

 

Where to stay in Seminyak

Seminyak is getting more and more popularity where the visitors are able to get as close as possible to a warm orange backdrop for a picture-perfect moment. Why no try to live in one of the most romantic in Seminyak. Let’s say for instance, Ayona Villa, a honeymoon bliss experience villa in Seminyak. With romantic ambiance, Ayona Villa is definitely suitable for honeymooners who would spend their intimate time during vacation in Bali. Ayona Villa offers memorable services such as romantic flower decoration on the bed, pool, bathtub, surprise for birthday and celebrate wedding anniversary.

 

From Brunch to Lunch Restaurants

Popular  for its active nightlife, Seminyak attracts restaurateurs from all over the world and foodies for a decent culinary adventure. An assortment of restaurants shares the scene, offering a seemingly endless mix of local and international cuisine. For those who want to enjoy a live music while eating, come to  Ryoshi as this restaurant has been combined a live music and wonderful Japanese cuisine at the same time. Or, those who prefer local cuisine, find out legendary cuisine of Bali, Babi Guling. There are several restaurants that serves up appetizing Babi Guling like  Babi Guling Pak Malen in Sunset Road

 

Hip Speakeasy

Blessed with its pristine beach and beautiful shoreline, Seminyak could be a place to enjoying a sunny afternoon or the golden hours of sunset.  Seminyak is positively spilling with uber-cool coffee shops and cool speakeasy such as as KU DE TA, where we can get  beach lounge set to an eclectic soulful soundtrack with panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. They serve a variety of dining options from informal grazing to relaxed fine-dining throughout open venue. Or, for those who want some intimate conversation come to Shelter. A coffee shop where  all the creative people gather. Instead of looking for coworking places, Nomad people that working without office like travel blogger, photographers, story teller, journalist, or even designers often comes to this place.


 

 

Find the best Spa to relax and relief your body

From full body massage to hair treatment, Seminyak is one of the best place in where we can get all of it. Many said that Seminyak is a glamorous spa party. Why not try one of them and don’t forget to book ahead as the spa is burgeoning activity in Seminyak recently without hefty price tag. Such as Sundari Spa in Petitenget, which has blissful treatments in the exotic and uber romantic spa setting. The spa is focussing on holistic approach of the body with sophisticated technology. They also make all of their own essential oils.

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019

 


 

 

Ayona Villa - A Honeymoon Bliss in Seminyak


 

Ayona Villa  - A Honeymoon Bliss in Seminyak at Ini Vie Villa

Today we relase new video on Youtube Channel Ini Vie Hospitality. Ini Vie Hospitality is proudly presents Ayona Villa. Ayona Villa is a honeymoon bliss experience villa in Seminyak. Featuring six units of one bedroom villa with private pool and floating bathtub which is completed with kitchenette, living area, sun lounge in the rooftop and 4 star villa facilities. With romantic ambiance, Ayona Villa is definitely suitable for honeymooners who would spend their intimate time during vacation in Bali.

Ayona Villa offers memorable services such as romantic flower decoration on the bed, pool, bathtub, surprise for birthday and celebrate wedding anniversary. It takes 30 minutes driving to I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, five minutes driving to most-renowned beach such as Batu Belig Beach and speakeasy nearby like Tropicola Beach Club, shopping center, top-notch restaurants and coffee shops that make your trip to be memorable one in Bali.

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Tuesday 07 May 2019

 


 

 

What to Know Before We Go to Bali


 

What to Know Before We Go to Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Before we arrive, ensure to know the uniqueles of The Island of Gods. Here, we try to give some information that essential. A small things with tremendous impact for the best getaway such as a wide range of transportation, must-try local cuisine and several tricks to getting the best out of a trip to Bali.

 

1. Rent A Scooter

Bestowed with the enchanting of nature, Bali is full with mesmerizing place like no other. From lush greenery jungle in the northern, and pristine beach in the southernmost. Nonetheless, it is not easy to find a public transportation in Bali, whether it was limited or many places are unreachable with such a public transportation. That’s why rent a scooter is recommended one and that will be beneficial as we can go anywhere with flexibility. Just keep in mind that Indonesia using left track and bring also international driving license while driving. The price for rent a scooter might be varied and approximately IDR 80 thousand or around US$ 6-7 per day. The price may getting cheaper for weekly and monthly rent. As easy as getting the accommodation, we could rent a scooter in hotel, villa and nearby.


 

2. Get Local Sim Cards

As soon as we arrived we might feel terrible without phone and internet access. Just stay calm as Indonesia is one of the modest price country for phone and internet services. But, avoid to get the Sim Cards in the airport as it slightly more expensive. On a way to  accommodation, try to find authorized Sim Cards center such as Telkomsel, Indosat, XL and 3 for best price and services either on supermarket nor recognized shop.

 

3. Taste Some Delicious Indonesian Food

Bali has always been known as The Island of Paradise that encompass  natural beauty and culinary activity. Here, we can get glorious food, rich of nutrition, which part of the culture in the past and present. Try a Babi Guling, a roasted pig that became one of the most quintessential dining experience for Balinese. In the past, a Babi Guling feast was usually reserved for big rite of passage celebrations such as wedding and funerals. Today, the delicious taste of Babi guling is already spread out and because of mass tourism it is become must-try food while staying in Bali. Another options is Ayam Betutu, a steamed chicken mixed with red chilli peppers, onion slices,  coconut oil and anothers condiment. Similar to Baby Guling, we can easily find it in luxury hotels and local restaurants.

 

4. Get Experience of Floating Breakfast at Private Villa

It is unclear since when floating breakfast has been discovered but this morning routine are keep popping up. Above all, there are some villas that become a trendsetter of floating breakfast that gone viral, such as Ini Vie Villa in Legian. Unlike any other villas, Ini Vie is architecturally designed as romantic villa with all aspects of modern living and facilities. Everything was so nicely presented including the floating breakfast to pampering the visitors. The floating breakfast that consist of bread, local or western cuisine, hot beverage are served on the floating tray.

 

5. Download Handy Mobile Application

Either of Go-Jek or Uber are imperative mobile application that we must have while staying in Bali. We can order an online transportation, order some meal and stuffs and even a massage services to our room just in one touch. It was handy and so instrumental. Oftentimes we’ll stuck in the traffic congestion in Bali and online transportation were beneficial. All that we need to do just in one click. Order for transportation, wait and sit as the driver take us to the place we want, and no need to worry of lost. These application also complemented with e-money so that we can chain on several mini market and supermarket by only scanning the bar.

 

Thursday 02 May 2019

 


 

 

Bali as the Fifth Best Destinations in the World


 

Bali as the Fifth Best Destinations in the World at Ini Vie Villa

Bali has selected as the fifth best destination in the world by TripAdvisor- travelers choice awards recently. Of course we are grateful to hear that and for those who are now living for a vacation, congratulation, we are part of the beauty of Bali. Let’s keep the island clean and nurturing the culture and environment. The Island of God offers an array of beautiful spots that we can visit. There are mouthwatering dishes on every corner of the street from the most renowned restaurants to the street food, natural parks, legendary beaches, historic sites, clubs and coffee shops that will spoil us. All of these fabulous spot bestowed to Bali and attracted more and more people to come.  There are 7176 things to do listed by TripAdvisor, but the top three will bring us to a whole a new level as it were the most visited place recently.

1. Kelingking Beach

Kelingking is one of the best beaches in IndonesiaIt has breathtaking view like no other so that the reputation of this beach soaring rapidly. If we want to go to this jaw-dropped place, we need to go to the port nearby as this beach located in Nusa Penida Island in the southeastern of Bali and about 45 minutes by fast boat.  It has long been known that Nusa Penida has a lot of beach and not too many people around there and Kelingking is one of the most renowned by getting crowded with tourist each day as its stunning location.  Kelingking is a cliff with the sandy beach below. Many people are stumbled when they try to get the “perfect shot” on the top of cliff. Queues of people even lining up to get the best picture in the way of the actual pathway and it is worth.

 

2. Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as one of the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It is located in Sawan, Buleleng Regency, a highland that has so many waterfall and lush jungle. To see Sekumpul Waterfall closely, it takes a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, we have to walk quite far away, down a dirt road and hundreds of stairs followed by across the river.  It takes about 30 minutes to walk before finally we’ll hear the roar of waterfall and see the vertical drops of  water comes in three ways that showcasing breathtaking view.

 

3. Luhur Batukaru Temple

Located in Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key attractions and a site of pilgrimage for Hindu Balinese. The Pura Luhur Batukaru lies in 1,300 meters above the sea level, on the slopes of Mount Batukaru and often misty. All around the Batukaru temple we'll find a garden of flowering frangipani, with a gigantic, inhabited, humid tropical forest all around it. The impressive placed Batukaru is situated  since the 11th century, which is an especially sacred site, even by Balinese standards. That's why all visitors have to carefully read and abide the temple rules posted clearly at the entrance.

 

Tuesday 02 April 2019