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Bali street art, murals & graffiti in Canggu ~ AllCaps Park and Store, and graffiti paint supplies for the spray an' pray urban artist community.

If you're on Bali, bored stupid with CovidWorld and in dire need of a quick, deep brainwash, drop by the AllCaps Park in Canggu to fill your eyes up with the bizarre, the beautiful and the downright off-the-wall murals, graffiti and street art.

It's a trip.

Bali street art? Graffiti and Mural Heaven at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Bali street art? Graffiti and Mural Heaven at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Photographs by © 2021 Ubud High.

Canggu's AllCaps Park is a feast for the die-hard urban art fan – but be quick, because the site of the Tropica Bali Street Art Festival is now a builders' merchant, and the art won't be there forever...

For your spray-paint, graffiti and urban art supplies, the AllCaps Gallery & Shop out in Mengwi is open daily, and welcoming to complete strangers – with plenty of laid-back generosity of spirit that most artists are famous for.


AllCaps Park in Canggu ~ Street art, murals & graffiti by the AllCaps Urban Art Community in Bali, Indonesia

A 1930s-style traditional Balinese woman wears a gas mask to protect hereself from air pollution, Covid-19 and the stench of anarchic tourism on the island in this urban mural at AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

In typical SLINAT fashion, a traditional Balinese woman wears a gas mask to protect herself from air pollution, Covid-19 and the growing smell of unchecked, anarchic tourism on the island in this mural at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali.
Urban Art by © SLINAT ('Silly In Art').
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

An older brother gives his kid sister a piggy-back on a wall in this street art at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali

An older brother gives his kid sister a piggy-back on a wall in this street art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Urban Art by © 2017 PeanutDog.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

A stern, traditional Balinese woman stares down in disdain at the current state of Bali in this street art at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali

A stern, traditional Balinese woman stares down in disdain at the current state of Bali in this street art at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali.
Urban Mural by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

A fish out of water? Urban art drawing attention to the richness and fragility of marine life in this street art at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali

A fish out of water? Urban art drawing attention to the richness and fragility of marine life in this street art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali.
Mural by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

 Urban nightmare meets psychotic episode in this wild street art in Canggu's AllCaps graffiti Park in Bali, Indonesia

A lot of moving parts here.

Urban nightmare meets psychotic episode in this wild street art at Canggu's AllCaps graffiti Park in Bali, Indonesia. More meds, doc, please – 'cos the reality pills just ain't workin'...
Urban Art by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

A black-and-blue Balinese boxer with cauliflower ears, or just a regular street-tough with testicles for earrings? Urban mural at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

A black-and-blue Balinese boxer with cauliflower ears, or just a regular street-tough with testicles for earrings? Cartoon urban mural at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Street Art by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

The undead make a comeback in this cartoonish take on the inevitable zombie apocalypse in a large street mural at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali

The undead make a comeback in this cartoonish take on the inevitable zombie apocalypse in a large street mural at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali.
Street Art by unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Scary-nightmare zombie street art on the walls of the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

No, don't take your mask off. You look better with it on. Scary-nightmare zombie street art on the walls of the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali.
Urban Mural by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

The ball-eared boxer shares a wall with some cubist cartoon figures in this mural at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

The ball-eared boxer shares a wall with some cubist cartoon figures in this shady mural at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Street Art by unknown artists.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

The AllCaps Park is no longer a private, open-air gallery painted up by local and international artists for the 2017 Tropica Bali Street Art Festival, but is now a builders' merchant

Take a step back to get an idea of the bigger picture at Canggu's AllCaps street art Park in Bali.

The AllCaps Park is no longer a private, open-air gallery painted up by local and international artists for the 2017 Tropica Bali Street Art Festival – it's now a fully-functioning building-and-wood supplies warehouse with workshops dotted around the 3,000m² scene. Many of the workers live on-site, and as such you're walking into a very private spot.

Be nice to the people living and working here, ask permission to enter and take pictures, and set the scene for the next photographer or Instagrammer who follows in your footsteps.

Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Stingray street art at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu painted for the Tropica Festival and  Bali Street Art Festival in 2017 drawing attention to plastic pollution and marine life in Indonesia's oceans

One of the aims behind the 2017 Tropica Festival & Bali Street Art Festival was to draw attention to plastic pollution and endangered marine life in Indonesia's oceans. Stingray street art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali.
Mural by © 'Kaos'.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

A cartoon Roger Rabbit shouts out his love for a sexy-looking Jessica Rabbit on a quiet street corner at the AllCaps Graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

A cartoon-loon Roger Rabbit shouts out his love for a pretty sexy-looking Jessica Rabbit on a quiet street corner at the AllCaps street art Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Mural by © 'Ladda'.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

'Love Is All We Need' urban graffiti at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Some doors are made for walking through... but you might have to ask first. 'Love Is All We Need' urban graffiti at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali.
Street Art by unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

A defaced Balinese boy dons a magical mask to escape the humdrum in a house mural at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

A defaced Balinese boy dons a magical mask to escape the humdrum in a house mural at the AllCaps urban art Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Street Art by unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Masked, Balinese street art on a boarding-house wall at the AllCaps urban art Park in Canggu, Bali

Masked, Balinese street art on a boarding-house wall at the AllCaps urban art Park in Canggu, Bali.
Mural by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Saying 'hello' as you sidle and meander around the AllCaps site is the fun, interactive part of this highly unusual outdoor gallery space.

Pressing your hands together in a Balinese-Hindu gesture of greeting and a cheerful "Permisi?" ('perr-mee-see', or 'excuse me?') is a pretty adequate bare minimum to show householders or workers that you know you're trespassing... It goes down super-well, and opens a lot of doors.

Inter-stellar street art of a Balinese cow grazing on top of a UFO at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Remember to look up... Where else would you find a Balinese cow grazing on top of a passing UFO? Inter-stellar street art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali.
Mural by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Pillows are left to de-fungus in the midday sun in front of some colourful, green-fingered tagging the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Pillows are left to de-fungus in the midday sun in front of some colourful, green-fingered tagging.
Tagging and Street Art at the AllCaps Park by unknown artists.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

To ask to take pictures in Indonesian, after the usual 'Permisi?' and clasped hands:

"Boleh ('boh-lay') saya ('sah-yah') bikin ('bee-kin') foto disini ('dee-sin-nee')?"

"Do you mind if I take pictures here, please?"

Santa Claus has a tooth knocked out for doing the right thing in this street art by Prost at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Poor Santa.
Mural at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Street Art by © Prost.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Balinese bug-eyed monster-mask street art at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Balinese bug-eyed monster-mask street art at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Graffiti by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Machine-powered alien art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Machine-powered alien art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Mural by an unknown street artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Street art of a dozy, sad, peeping-tom owl outside public restrooms at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Even the restrooms at AllCaps get an urban-art facelift – along with their own dozy, sad, peeping-tom owl... Street art at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali.
Urban Graffiti by an unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Street art by the Sumatran-born urban artist Quint of another hot, stencilled chick at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

No graffiti jam would be worth its spray-paint without the obligatory hot chick graffiti-stencil by the Sumatran-born urban artist Quint. Street art at the AllCaps Park in Canggu, Bali.
Mural by © Quint.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

SLINAT pours one out for Bali in this gas-mask protest street art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

SLINAT pours out a bloody one for Bali in this gas-mask protest street art at the AllCaps graffiti Park in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Urban Stencil by © SLINAT ('Silly In Art').
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.


AllCaps Store, Art Gallery & Workshops in Mengwi ~ Street-art and graffiti paint supplies for the urban artists' community in Bali, Indonesia

If you're looking for the AllCaps Graffiti Store & Art Gallery for your spray-paint supplies and an instant community of urban artists, you'll need to head out from Canggu – now known as 'Moscow Central' – to Padi Central on Jalan Raya Tumbakbayuh in Mengwi.

Address: AllCaps Store & Art Gallery ~ Jl. Raya Tumbakbayuh, Pererenan, Tumbak Bayuh, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali.

Street art of a young woman caught watching the rice growing near the AllCaps graffiti gallery and urban art paint store near Canggu in Bali, Indonesia

Street art of a young woman caught watching the rice growing near the AllCaps graffiti gallery and urban art paint store near Canggu in Bali, Indonesia.

If you're on the road from Canggu and you see this beauty on your left, you're less than a minute away from AllCaps Art Gallery & Graffiti Paint Supplies. You're almost there...

Urban Mural by an unknown street artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

A spray-painted graffiti woman at AllCaps in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

In the pink – spray-painted urban art of a Western woman having her nose tickled during a rare, mask-free moment at AllCaps' Villa TraX Art Gallery & Spray-Paint Shop in Mengwi, near Canggu, Bali.

Street Art by an unknown urban artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Street mural of an alien-snake on the walls of AllCaps in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

From Beauties to the Beast. Urban mural of an electron neon-eyed Alien-snake lurking amongst the banana trees inside the compound at AllCaps Graffiti Central in Mengwi, Bali, Indonesia.

Graffiti Art by an unknown urban artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.


Graffiti, Street Art & Murals in Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali

Meanwhile, a stone's throw away from AllCaps Park... more casual urban art around Batu Bolong Road in Canggu, Bali.

Bluesy, beat-art street-art talk jazzes up a wall inside the infamous <em>Old Man's</em> bar on Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, Bali

Bluesy, beat-art street art talk jazzes up a wall inside the infamous Old Man's bar on Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, Bali.
'Damn Right.'
Commercial Mural by unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

The famous graffiti-mural outside Old Man's bar & restaurant on Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

The famous graffiti-mural outside Old Man's bar & restaurant on Pantai Batu Bolong in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Street Art by unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Cute baby monkey street art pulls the punters outside a homestay on Batu Bolong Road in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Cute baby monkey street art pulls the punters outside a homestay on Batu Bolong Road in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Mural by unknown artist.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Balinese-flavoured graffiti and street art at Beach Garden on Batu Bolong Road near Old Man's beach bar in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Balinese-flavoured graffiti and street art at Beach Garden on Batu Bolong Road near Old Man's beach bar in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Commercial murals by © ARTXPAN.
Photograph by © 2021 Ubud High.

Street art and murals at Batu Bolong beach in Canggu near Old Man's bar and restaurant

(Left): Mural of a melancholy, traditional Balinese woman with a Trunyan open-air cemetery skull-vibe thing going on by the street artist ARTXPAN. On the Batu Bolong road in Canggu before the beach and Old Man's bar & restaurant.

(Middle): Commercial mural by an unknown street artist at Old Man's bar and restaurant on Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, Bali.

(Right): A barong mask by the Balinese graffiti artist ARTXPAN peers out from a mural on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong near Old Man's bar & restaurant in Canggu, Bali.

Photographs by © 2021 Ubud High.


More Bali Graffiti & Street Art at Ubud High

The Bali Street Art Scene ~ Urban Artists in the Wild

Street art and murals for the masses ~ the most public of Bali's urban art scene hidden in plain sight on the walls of Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta and Ubud.

Street art in Canggu by the graffiti artist Quint, and a wild rabbit by an unknown urban artist on the road to Ubud in Bali, Indonesia

Cock street art in Canggu by the stencil-graffiti artist Quint (left), and (right) a wild urban rabbit by an unknown street artist on the road from Seminyak to Ubud in Bali, Indonesia.
Photographs by © 2020/2021 Ubud High.

⇨ An eclectic mix of street art and urban murals on the walls of Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta and Ubud in Bali ⇨


Street art, murals, graffiti and tagging by international urban artists at Taman Festival Theme Park in Bali, Indonesia

Street art and graffiti in Bali? The derelict theme park of Taman Festival has become an urban-art magnet for international muralists to spray, paint, sketch and stencil their way onto the decaying walls of history.

Take a tour with Ubud High...

Urban art, murals and graffiti galore at the derelict and haunted Taman Festival Theme Park in Bali

Urban & street art, murals, tagging and graffiti at the derelict – and most definitely haunted – Taman Festival Theme Park, Bali. Just watch your step...

Photographs by © 2020 Ubud High.

See 30 more works of street and urban art at Taman Festival, Bali ⇨


'Wild Drawing' ('WD') ~ Bali's wildest 3-D urban artist

Urban art from the Bali-born street artists Wild Drawing of Nusa Penida, Indonesia

⇨ Get ready to have your brains blown out. Three dimensions morphed into 2-D, and vice-versa. Bali's best-known street artist – and master of the 3-D trompe-l'œil – Wild Drawing of Nusa Penida ⇨

Street Art by © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.


Classical, Traditional, Contemporary and Modern Balinese Paintings in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

ARMA Gallery ~ The Agung Rai Museum of Art, Ubud

Ubud's ARMA art gallery – the Agung Rai Museum of Art – is home to over 200 modern and traditional paintings that draw Bali's story in ways you've only dreamed of.

File under 'Rare Left Field'. Give your brain a break, and let your eyes do the walking...

'Sabung Ayam' (Cock-fighting) by the Balinese painter I Ketut Tagen of 'The Young Artists School of Painting', Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

'Sabung Ayam' (Cock-fighting) by the Balinese painter I Ketut Tagen – another young pupil snatched from the cradle by Dutch artist Arie Smit to form his stable of 'Young Artists' in Penestanan, Ubud.

Courtesy of the ARMA Foundation.
Photograph by Ubud High.

See 29 works of art at ARMA ~ The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud, Bali ⇨


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The Last Pic

Portrait of the Day

Pre-Covid-19 Times ~ Portraits from Bali by Ubud High

Photograph by © Ubud High.


The Ubud Handbook by John Storey

© 2021 John Storey. All rights reserved.


Urban art of a young Balinese girl using a smartphone by the street artist Wild Drawing of Bali, Indonesia

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Street art and graffiti murals at Batu Bolong beach in Canggu near Old Man's bar and restaurant, Bali, Indonesia
The Ubud Handbook

The Ubud Handbook

THE UBUD HANDBOOK ~ Your free guide to living in Ubud and Bali in an online nutshell.

Religion Matters

The Tale of Ganesha the Globetrotter ~ Bali's Elephant-Headed Hindu God

A young Lord Ganesha writes a chapter of The Mahabharata with his broken tusk at a stone-carver's shop in Batubulan, Bali, Indonesia

‘First stop on Shree Ganesha's round-Asia tour was a spell in Buddhist Tibet with its strong tantric leanings – a convenient spot to re-invent himself as Vinãyaka, and then as the dancing red Nritta Ganapati – before a full-blown alter-ego revamp as the scarlet, twelve-armed Maharakta Ganapati. Now, Maharakta Ganapati was unusually fond of skullcaps filled with human flesh and blood – and this we might charitably put down to a bad trip.

After all, what happens in Tibet stays in Tibet...’

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An American Calonarang ~ Trance & Possession on Bali

Graffiti street art of a Balinese Salvador Dali sipping on a cup of kopi luwak in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

‘To cut an all-night story short, the mask was donned by a dancer who fell into a deep trance. But instead of staying in the temple, he began to run. And run. He became violent and uncontrollable. He ran for four kilometers down the road – the crowd scrambled after him. He ended up in a cemetery just past my house, and in the dead of night began to do frenzied battle with unseen foes...’

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'Nyepi' ~ Bali's Hindu New Year, and the Day of Silence ~ Melasti, Ngerupuk, Ogoh-Ogoh & Manis Nyepi

Balinese-Hindu devotees pray as sacred temple objects are bathed and cleansed during a Melasti ceremony before Nyepi on Pantai Purnama in Bali, Indonesia

‘If previous New Years' Days have seen you waking up with a crippling hangover trying to remember what you did the night before, maybe it's time you headed to Bali in March. Nyepi – the Balinese Day of Silence, and the start of the Hindu Saka New Year – is a day, a night and a day you'll never forget....’

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'Kajeng Kliwon' ~ A Very Bad-Hair Day on Bali

Film poster for Indonesian horror film 'Kajeng Kliwon: Nightmare in Bali'

‘Kajeng Kliwon is the kind of day when anything that can happen will happen. It invariably does.

You have been seriously warned...’

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Personal Stories

Diary of a Market Girl

Photo-realistic urban art by an anonymous street artist of a 1930s market scene in Bali, Indonesia

“When I had my sixth and seventh babies at the hospital – my twin girls – the doctor ordered me to have a Caesarian. And without asking me, he tied my tubes off as well.

I think he thought I'd had enough babies...”

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Food Talk

Durian ~ The King of Stink

“On the third bite,” says one hater, “it was as though I'd just eaten a diseased, parasite-infested animal with a bad case of rabies. I prayed I wouldn't be sick because I really didn't want to taste it again on the way back up...”

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Culture Bites

Cinema Paradiso ~ Bali's Seat in the History of Indonesian Cinema

1932 Virgins of Bali Thirties nudie-cutie bare-native film poster 1930s Bali, Indonesia

‘Boobs and political censorship have never been far from the Silver Screen – in Indonesia, they're its bedrock. The silent flicks of Thirties' Bali sucked hungrily on the island's bare-breasted cabinet-postcard image that encouraged so many gilded tourists – and dodgy film-stars like Charlie Chaplin – to visit its sultry, forbidden shores...’

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Getting Around ~ Bali 'Biking

Surviving Bali on a 'Bike

Motorbike accident victim being treated for a leg-injury in an Ubud clinic in Bali, Indonesia

“For me, some of the most dangerous people on the road are white people. I avoid them like the plague. You can tell the ones who are going to hurt others – the fixed grins, the hunched over the handle-bars, the wobbling around corners and shouts of indignation when they finally hit someone – because they have absolutely no idea how life and the road works around here...”

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It's Silly Season Again ~ Renting a Scooter, and Crashing it, on Bali

A monkey tourist crashes his scooter in a road accident in Bali, Indonesia

‘She tears into the traffic. She can't stop. She narrowly misses hitting a car head-on, swerves past a mum on a 'bike and slaloms across the road. Before she hits anyone – it's a miracle she doesn't – she falls in a bad-sounding heap of bent metal and smashing plastic. A group of Balinese rush to pick her up before the cops see her...’

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The Other Side of the Coin ~ Just Another Motorbike Accident on Bali

Commercial street art mural of a Balinese man sitting astride his Norton motorcycle as his wife hovers with daily offerings

‘She starts sweeping and I notice that she's limping. There's a spreading bruise and an angry graze running past her knee and down her calf. She wants to carry on cleaning – I sit her down and ask her what happened.

She's shy; I press...’

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Health Matters

Let's Get Wet ~ The Rainy Season on Bali

Blue sky pokes from behind a gathering of stormy monsoon clouds over Bali, Indonesia

‘Rule number one on a monsoon day? Don't get wet.

You may not realise that getting caught in a cloudburst or shower on Bali – particularly if you're on a motorbike – is the tropical equivalent of walking naked outside during a Prague Winter after a lukewarm bath.

It'll really slow you down. The shivers, hot-and-cold flushes, a chesty cough, diarrhoea, sneezing, stomach pains, a belting headache and aching bones are all at the top of the list...’

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Scorpions, Mosquitoes, Hornets, Poisonous Caterpillars... And Other Strange Tails on Bali

‘Nowhere is free from the tax of life. We all have to pay for our slice of Bali paradise – and this often comes in the shape of our biting, stinging, crawling, flying insect-cousins.

It's the downside of environment-sharing...’

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Holidays from the Jungle

The Heads of Trunyan

‘Agricultural, and unpractised in the dark art of handling international tourists, the aristocratic farmer-people of Trunyan have acquired a damaging reputation for aggression. Their unique tourist draw – a jungle-cemetery where bodies are left in the open to disintegrate underneath a magical banyan tree – is regularly shunned by travellers on the time-sensitive tourist circuit...’

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Lombok ~ A Line in the Sand

‘Ten meters away and the young man finally looks up – an inane, animal-like grin taped across his face as his girlfriend grips his porcelain butt and grimaces towards the empty blue sky. They disengage like street dogs, utter an invective in Russian, and stare...’

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Tourism & Self-Enrichment

Eat, Pray, Self-Love

I love-heart Ubud, Canggu, Seminya, Sanur and Kuta in Bali, Indonesia

‘My concentration's shot to pieces. The spaghetti keeps falling off my fork. She's on her third large beer now. She starts to say 'facking' even more, and is speaking so loudly that people passing on the street have begun to look her way, and she's spitting bits of ciabatta bread and tomato and fish into her friend's dinner...’

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From Ubud With Love

Will you marry? in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

‘I'm staying at a cute, family-run bed-and-breakfast – a homestay – on Ubud's trendy Jalan Goutama. A young member of the homestay's family tours her compound, blessing it with incense and rice and flower-petal offerings in little hand-made palm-leaf boxes.

All is well in Bali's spiritual capital...’

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A Dutchman Goes to a Gypsy Fortune-Teller

‘A Dutch boy in Holland goes to a gypsy fortune-teller who tells him that he is, in fact, Balinese. Afterwards, his uncle visits the Island of the Gods and brings him back a wooden carving of a bare-breasted lady.

Lucky for him it wasn't one of those funny-shaped wooden bottle-openers that looks like a cock...’

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The Land of Self-Healing and Snake Oil

Yoga-wear for an Ubud yogini manifesting her abundance, exploring her Divine Feminine and inserting a Jade Egg at The Womb Temple near The Yoga Barn in Bali

‘Shake out those Kundalini Awakenings with some HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® at the Yoga Barn. Celebrate The Divine Feminine with a splash of Shakti Dance. Puff up your lungs in a Sacred Breathwork Immersion Workshop®, insert a Jade Egg for luck at The Womb Temple™ and polish it off with some tantalising Manifesting And Abundance.

You know you're worth it...’

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Urban art of a young Balinese girl using a cellphone by the street artist Wild Drawing of Bali, Indonesia

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And finally, the weather

Today's weather forecast for Ubud, Bali, Indonesia ⇨

Fake styrofoam clouds over the main 'Cloud' stage at the 'Plastic-Free Gili Air Music Festival' near Lombok, Indonesia