Travelling to Nusa Lembongan? What You Need to See and Do

The lazily winding coastal paths around Nusa Lembongan invite you to take some time to explore the island on foot and discover just what it has to offer. Tranquil beaches like Dream Beach and Jungut Batu perfectly display the natural beauty. The stunning, clear blue water awaits you whether you’d love to surf or do some drift diving.

The tranquil beaches are just the beginning.Dream-beach-Nusa-Lembongan Explore the seaweed farms and Mangrove forests, or how about walking the suspension bridge over to Nusa Ceningan the neighbouring island. Head over to Ceningan Ridge for the most spectacular sunset you’ll ever experience – if romance is in the air, here’s the place to maximize it!
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Bali Hatten Wines Wins 4 Golds at Recent Awards 2013

Bali is known for many things – its temples, great food, villas, nightlife, and its wineries. Hatten Wines is proud to have yet another international achievement under their belts taking home 4 gold medals and 1 silver at the China Wine and Spirits Awards 2013, which were held in Hong Kong.

According to a recent news article, this is the largest and the most Bali-Hatten-Wines-Wins-4-Goldsprestigious event of its kind in China and so for Hatten Wines this must be a very big deal.

Hatten Wines is the first and only Balinese winery that is located in the heart of Sanur. It has been in business since 1994 bringing their delicious wines to restaurants, bars, and hotels. This is a family owned winery, which makes this win that much more special. It is owned by the Dewi Sri company, the makers of Arak Bali and Brem Bali.

For locals this might not be too big of a surprise. After all, they are familiar with this tasty wine. Hatten Wines isn’t new to awards as they have taken several in the past years. But in this event there were 5,375 wines from 35 countries that were tasted and put to the test by the 100 judges. So to take a gold in that kind of competition should be a proud moment. To take 4 golds and 1 silver should puff you up like never before. Moreover, for wine drinkers you should certainly take note that this is a wine worth trying.

Growing grapes isn’t new to Bali, which started in the 20th century, but wine making has only occurred in the last couple of decades. For many they are surprised to discover that there are wineries in Bali. Hatten Wines encompasses 34.5 hectares of succulent mature grapes.

While you are visiting Bali, you should consider taking one or more winery tours. It’s a great way to spend some time and learn a little more about the wine industry in Bali.

Bali Nightlife Offers Rooftop Bars for Stunning View

Part of the experience of visiting Bali is to enjoy the amazing Bali nightlife it has to offer, and there is no question in my mind that you won’t be disappointed. If there’s one thing Bali knows how to do it’s how to party, and regardless of where you are staying in Bali you are sure to find some great night entertainment.

rooftop-barBali has a rather unique form of nightlife that you are going to want to check out. Of course, you can also experience it during the day, but at night it really is that much better. Bali offers many rooftop bars that provide you with spectacular views of the city you are staying in.

For example, there is the Salsa Bar at the Hyatt Hotel Bali, or the Sky Bar at the Mulia Bali. How close you are to one of these fun and entertaining rooftop bars will depend a great deal on where you are staying. That’s an entirely different conversation considering the number of affordable villas that have come to market. What a great form of accommodation for anyone who really wants to experience all of what Bali has to offer.

Bali nightlife offers all kinds of live entertainment. That means you can dance the night away or just kick back and relax while you sip on your favourite cocktail. Don’t worry about closing time because it’s pretty common to dance the night away and finish the evening off enjoying a sunrise.

In fact, why not start your evening out with a sunset and end it with a sunrise. Now there’s something you can take home and talk about. Your friends and family are going to be extremely jealous of your Bali vacation and not just the Bali nightlife, which I’ve already stressed as something you won’t want to miss, but also all of the other aspects of your Bali vacation. There’s really no other vacation on earth that can compare to your time spent in Bali. So, start saving, because your next vacation really should be Bali!

My Dream Wedding Trade Show Coming to Bali

More and more trade shows are taking place in Bali, and so it should be no surprise to see that the My Dream Wedding trade show is going to be held in November (Nov 8-10, 2013) at the Aston Denpasar Hotel.

I would see this as rather exciting. After all, Bali is a very hot spot for destination weddings and for honeymoons. So having this huge wedding trade show in Bali is a bit symbolic don’t you think?

My Dream Wedding brings together professionals from all sectors of the wedding market and helps them to discuss and develop new ideas and opportunities to market to. There are going to be more than 60 developers and exhibitors present, so those attending are certainly not going to be disappointed!

You can expect see booths related to wedding photography, baking, florists, bands, wedding dresses, music, jewellery, travel, reception my-dream-weddingservices, and the list goes on. If you are in the wedding industry this is a great excuse to book your flights and come on over to Bali. You cannot only take in the Wedding Trade Show Bali and the many things it has to offer, you can make it a vacation for you.

This is an exciting time, as we see Bali’s tourism industry grow and expand. One of the surest ways to know that a tourism industry is booming is by the trade shows that they can bring to the area, and Bali is doing an excellent job of just that.

Weddings are huge part of most tourist industries, whether it’s the wedding itself or the honeymoon destinations so it seems rather fitting that Denpasar Bali would be home to this wedding trade show.

Bali is an amazing place to visit, whether for a trade show or just as vacation destination and recently there have a number of rental villas come on the market for affordable rates, which makes the experience even that more enticing. It’s definitely a place to visit that should be on your ‘to do’ list!

Indonesia’s Economy, Beyond Rattan Furniture And Tourism

While Indonesia has taken its dear, sweet time getting here, it has emerged as one of the newest and most interesting business climates in the international market. This explains the big push for online and tech development in the Indonesian sphere.

economyJust take a look at these figures: By GDP, Indonesia is the world’s 16th-largest economy. While the rest of the world is still sweating out the global economic malaise, Indonesia is projected to grow by nearly 7% in 2013, according to the World Bank estimate. Indonesia has recently become a member of the G20, and “Foreign Policy” magazine lists 6 Indonesian leaders among its list of “world’s 500 most powerful people.”

Can the Indonesian Steve Jobs or Larry Page be far behind? Maybe that day isn’t coming yet, but Indonesia is getting restless within its economic borders. Agus Martowardojo, the new governor of Indonesia’s central bank, is urging Indonesian banks and businesses to compete overseas. Indonesian tech workers are starting to swell their ranks, and you encounter one in the online global market more and more every day.

On the domestic front, Indonesians are increasingly turning on the Internet as smaller and more remote villages get connected, and yes, Virginia, there are even Indonesians of Facebook! The Indonesian domain for Wikipedia is And for a clue how tech-savvy the region is getting, there is a native Linux operating system distribution, called “BlankOn,” actively developed right now. Maybe that Indonesian Steve Jobs isn’t so far away after all?

And of course, none of Indonesia’s rich agricultural resources or tourism dollars are hurting the situation. As their economy swells, the two leading GDP producers in the region are slowly making room for a third leading industry, as tech and global trade become a bigger concern. Could the average Indonesian laborer desire trading a plow for a keyboard? Other countries did it just this way.

All this is just part of what world economists are starting to call “the Asian century.” No less than The Economist magazine asked “Is America ready to be #2?” as it remarked on how Asia, spearheaded by China, is becoming the cornerstone to the world economy that the West used to be. Even though that steam is mainly going to China, a rising tide lifts all boats, as they say, and Indonesia’s boat is very, very close.

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