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UWRF CELEBRATES SARASWATI | WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE, 1 – 5 OCTOBER 2014

Ubud writer festival

The annually held Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has become one of South East Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary festivals.
 
Leading writers, thinkers, artists and performers from across Indonesia and all corners of the globe will come together over five full days of events to celebrate knowledge and the arts, education, wisdom and science.

It is therefore appropriate that this year’s festival will honor Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts, representing the free flow of wisdom and consciousness.

An innovative program of arts and music, panel discussions, workshops, literary lunches and dinners, book launches and much more will be revealed in mid-2014.
 
www.ubudwritersfestival.com 

Villa Jemma

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Nestled in an exclusive residential enclave, close to Seminyak’s world-class restaurants and sweeping sandy beaches, the charming, fully staffed, four-bedroom Villa Jemma offers guests utter relaxation in one of Bali’s best locations.

Embrace the tropical outdoor lifestyle that Bali is famous for, with lazy days spent lounging in the thatched bale alongside the inviting 16-metre pool, or in the bright, spacious living room that opens up to the gorgeous gardens. Three double bedrooms are well equipped and boast beautiful bathrooms, while the fourth (twin) bedroom, with adjacent shower room, conveniently doubles as a study/TV room.

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Villa Eshara

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Villa Eshara is a large, fully staffed villa, situated in a quiet and peaceful street just 300 metres from the beach, shops and restaurants of central Seminyak. This versatile three-in-one property offers the choice of an 8-, 5-, 3- or 2-bedroom renting option thanks to a clever system of sliding doors and separate entranceways. Each villa has glamorous living and dining spaces and an integrated kitchen, while each ensuite bedroom has a king-size bed, a dressing area and a TV/DVD player. There are also three swimming pools set in tropical gardens complete with frangipani trees, coconut palms, sun loungers and timber decks.

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Saba Villas

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In the heart of rural Canggu, where rice paddies meet the surf, lies Saba, a collection of four two-bedroom villas and a one-bedroom villa, each named after one of the heroic Pandawa brothers from the epic Sanskrit poem, the Mahabharata.

These spacious villas can be connected via sliding garden wall panels – ideal for families and groups of friends – or made completely private. Open-sided living and dining pavilions, well-equipped kitchens, swimming pools and lush tropical gardens are standard. Guests are looked after by a team of attentive and caring staff and benefit from complimentary membership of the exclusive Canggu Club.

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The Layar

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There’s nothing quite like The Layar – an iconic 23-villa estate set in a coveted area in the heart of uber-chic Seminyak, moments from Bali’s best restaurants, boutiques and sunset beach bars. Each designer villa offers generous living space that flows freely onto the pool deck and is defined by tapering, sail-like roofs. The villas offer from one to four bedrooms, all with glamorous bathrooms and views onto wide gardens. Guests have the choice of ordering room service, booking a chef for a barbecue alongside their private swimming pool, or self-catering in their own equipped kitchen.

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Villa Shambala

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Villa Shambala is a hidden oasis – sophisticated, secluded and exclusive, yet located in the heart of bustling and fashionable Seminyak.
With five elegant ensuite bedrooms – three of them in a privately situated guesthouse – a 19-metre swimming pool, a yoga garden and a spa room, Villa Shambala blends the charm of traditional Indonesian architecture with the luxury and comfort of modern convenience and interiors. Thoughtful use of space makes this charismatic villa the perfect choice for large groups or families sharing, and a team of friendly staff is dedicated to meeting your every need.

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Villa LuWih

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Luxury, style and breathtaking ocean views await you at Villa LuWih. With three floors of modern comforts, six bedrooms, two swimming pools to enjoy and a team of 14 professional staff to tend to every need, this is what holiday dreams are made of. Lying in rural Canggu, only a stone’s throw from the dramatic black-volcanic sands of Pererenan Beach, famous for its rolling surf and spectacular sunsets, Villa LuWih is as ideal for groups of friends who want to party as it is for families who want to explore.

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Say I Do…

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5 Wonderful Wedding Options

Check out this month’s diverse selection of wedding villas, from clifftop grandeur to rural retreat, you are certain to find something to delight  every style and budget.

  • Bayuh Sabbha. 5 bedrooms, The Bukit, Iconic grandeur clifftop estate, truly outstanding. 150 person wedding
  • Atas Ombak. 5 bedrooms, Seminyak, beachfront, elegant, uber chic. 200 person wedding
  • The Arsana Estate. 5 bedrooms, Tabanan, jungle yet sophisticated living, private setting. 80 person wedding
  • Majapahit Beach Villas. 3-10 bedrooms, beachfront east coast, private and secluded. 100 person wedding
  • Kailasha. 3 bedrooms, Tabanan, ocean view, magical, massive gardens, very affordable yet stunning. 150 person wedding