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Bali Discovery Tours
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 (0)361 286 283
Bali Fax: +62 (0)361 286 284
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BALI UPDATE # 081 - 05 October 1998
BALI'S LATEST EXPORT - ARTISTS
The Seniwati Gallery of Art by Woman in Ubud and
Cathay Pacfic Airways have joined forces to bring art by Balinese Women
to Hong Kong with two very exciting shows leaving Bali for China this
One of the shows, aptly titled "Paintings from Paradise,"
will take place at the Butterfields Club, Dorset House, Taikoo Place,
979 King's Road, Quarry Bay in Hong Kong. This show will feature works
by 18 artists, illustrating the development of art in Bali from the Classical
"Wayang" style, through the complex and detailed Batuan school, to the
modern, bright "Young Artists" style. "Paintings from Paradise" runs
from October 15th through to November 4th, open daily from 16th October
to 4th November, 7 am to 9 pm. Closed Sundays.
Also taking part in the "attack of the Balinese Lady
Painters on Hong Kong " is an offbeat show featuring Murni in an extraordinary
art exhibition being held at The Fringe Club Nokia Gallery from 14th to
A self-taught painter who returned to her childhood
love of painting in her late 20's, Murni, now 32, is on the threshold
of becoming known, nationally and internationally, as one of the most
original younger artists in Indonesia. Her intense originality is rooted
in a combination of personality and a personal history as a self-taught
artist. Murni paints images which her subconscious and her imagination
In Murni's avant garde paintings you'll encounter
amoeba-like beings, Egyptian imagery, flying figures, animals, flowers
and body parts in strange combinations and transformations.
"Offbeat" Murni from Bali is at The Fringe Club Nokia
Gallery, Mon-Thurs noon-midnight; Fri & Sat noon-2 am; Sun 11 am - 7 pm.
For further information contact Orlean Lai in Hong Kong at telephone 852
- 2521 2176 or e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE ABOUT THE SENIWATI GALLERY
The Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women is the only
gallery of its kind in Asia. Established in 1991, the gallery shows
and sells work by over 50 serious artists, all resident in Bali. With
up to 50 years experience in their art, these women represent a wide variety
of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques.
Over the last seven years, this gallery, which is
located in Ubud the artistic and cultural heart of Bali, has become
one of the most respected and exciting galleries of Balinese art with
a full programme of exhibitions and events for art lovers and collectors
and even its own art school for talented young girls.
Learn more about it on the WWW at http://www.seniwatigallery.com
The Director of the Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women
will be presenting two talks, on "An Introduction to Balinese Art" on
Oct 16th and "The Women Artists of Bali" on Oct 20th. Both talks are
open to the public; for further information and reservations please call
Zandra Tabora on 2968 5555.
BATRAVCO PRIMA SPECIAL OFFERS
One of Bali's leading tour operators, Batravco Prima,
is offering the following special Bali Holiday packages:
BALI, 4D/3N PACKAGE (with 2 Full Day tours) from US$.
69.00/ per person net . Choice of 24 Hotels from First to the Super
UBUD, 3D/2N PACKAGE (with 1 Half day tour) from US$.
39.00 per person net. Choice of 12 Hotels from First to Luxury Boutique
Resorts. The above offers are valid through 31 March 1999. For details
contact BATRAVCO PRIMA in Bali at e-mail <email@example.com>
facsimile 62 - (0)361 - 288004 or telephone 62 - (0)361 - 281587.
BALI'S SPA CULTURE
While the Balinese have used traditional massage as
a cornerstone to health and well-being for centuries, it is only over
the last decade that the World has discovered that no holiday to this
tropical island is complete without an indulgent session of pampering
at one of the local spas. Many hotels and independent operators now operate
luxurious spa centres on all parts of the island.
One of Bali's outstanding independent spa operations
is the Ubud Sari Health Resort at Jalan Kajeng No. 35 in the centre of
Ubud, just 25 miles north of the capital Denpasar.
Dedicated to healthful living, the Ubud Sari Health
Resort is situated on a quiet running stream in a rich tropical garden
setting. Some of the treatment rooms are actually set on the river's
edge where the soothing sound of the passing water works in seductive
partnership with light classical recorded music and a program of relaxing
massage to lure clients into a world of blissful sleep.
The Health Resort Spa offers a health-minded vegetarian
restaurant, a meeting place for local yoga enthusiasts, and programs of
total body detoxification including colonic cleansing. Just some of the
many spa services available include Mud Baths, massage, Traditional Mandi
Luhur, seaweed wraps, body masks, foot massage and the services of a full
A variety of programs are available ranging from
a one week in-residence healing week, to full and half day spa sessions.
Transfers can also be arranged between local hotels and the Ubud Sari