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by Laszio Wagner
Price: Rp140,000

Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation Lonely Planet Phrasebooks have been connecting travellers and locals for over a quarter of a century - our phrasebooks and mobile apps cover more than any other publisher Order the right meal with our menu decoder. Never get stuck for words with our 3500-word two-way dictionary. We make language easy with shortcuts, key phrases & common Q&As Feel at ease, with essential tips on culture & manners

TUTTLE CONCISE INDONESIAN DICTIONARY: Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian
by A. L. N. Kramer, Willie Koen and Katherine Davidsen
Price: Rp227,000

The Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary is a very compact and easy-to-use dictionary. It has more than 20,000 entries and is a favourite amongst students of the Indonesian Language.

TUTTLE COMPACT INDONESIAN DICTIONARY: Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian
by Katherine Davidsen
Price: Rp329,000

The "Tuttle Compact Indonesian Dictionary" is a totally new bidirectional dictionary which provides English speakers with the very latest and most concise definitions for all commonly-used Indonesian words and phrases, including thousands of new terms that have been created in the past several years. It constitutes a vast improvement over all existing Indonesian dictionaries and is ideal for students, translators and teachers, as well as for use as a general reference dictionary. It can be used for travel and is also a great way to learn Indonesian as part of a course. Covering over 30,000 words and expressions in a single compact volume, this dictionary provides detailed and in-depth treatment of all Indonesian language items.

INSTANT INDONESIAN: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases!
by Stuart Robson and Julian Millie
Price: Rp89,000

The idea of "Instant Indonesian" is simple--learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the authors Stuart Robson and Julian Millie have solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Indonesian language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly.

by Zane Goebel, Junaeni Goebel, and Soe Tjen Marching
Price: Rp280,000

Before heading out to Indonesia, the best way to learn Indonesian is to start practicing with these flashcards and give a boost to your Indonesian language skills. Since Indonesian uses a romanized alphabet, you can read Indonesian without learning a new alphabet or special characters. Each card features definitions, related words, sample sentences, and thematic grouping. This flash cards kit contains: 300 hole-punched flash cards featuring the most commonly used words. Native speaker audio recordings of 1,200+ Indonesian words and phrases. A 32 page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips. Each card has one main vocabulary item and several derived words.

ESSENTIAL INDONESIAN: Speak Indonesian with Confidence
by Iskandar Nugraha, Katherine Ingham, and revised by Katherine Davidsen
Price: Rp148,000

Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Indonesia or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Indonesian phrase book or as an English-Indonesian Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Indonesian without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to "Essential Indonesian" again and again when visiting Indonesia and working or interacting with Indonesians. In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions. Extensive information about Indonesian grammar and pronunciation. Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in Indonesia.

EASY INDONESIAN: Learn to Speak Indonesian Quickly (Audio CD included)
by Thomas Oey and Katherine Davidsen
Price: Rp210,000

This practical and concise self-study guide will help you learn Indonesian in a very short time. Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly country, so that you'll soon be able to read Indonesian, speak Indonesian and talk about everything from the weather to your job and home and family with ease. An extensive glossary at the back and a section on verb and noun forms are included to help you build your vocabulary and understand the different forms that Indonesian words take. The accompanying audio CD gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language, so you'll be able to understand what people are saying--and participate in conversations.

INDONESIAN SLANG Colloquial Indonesian at Work
by Christopher Torchia and Lely Djuhari
Price: Rp210,000

Indonesian Slang is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms. Designed to be both educational and easy to read, the chapters hit on various linguistic themes, among them characters, animals, food, slang, family affairs and politics. Entries include the expression in Bahasa Indonesia, a translation, an equivalent expression in English, and an explanation if necessary. A handy book for the casual traveler to Indonesia.

James Neil Sneddon, Alexander Adelaar, Dwi Noverini Djenar and Michael C. Ewing
Price: Rp600,000

This reference grammar has established a reputation as a highly regarded learning tool for Indonesian language students around the world. Designed for teachers and students with no background in linguistics, it offers a comprehensive description of the structure of the Indonesian language, written in a clear, non-technical manner. Extensive cross-referencing, a comprehensive index and an extensive glossary defining common grammatical terms. This updated edition includes new material on orthography and pronunciation.

BASIC INDONESIAN : An Introductory Coursebook
by Stuart Robson and Yacinta Kurniasih
Price: Rp322,000

Basic Indonesian is designed to provide rapid mastery of modern Indonesian, which is spoken by more than 240 million people. Divided in 28 graded lessons and in the manga cartoon style, the book provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce the learning. Very clear grammar and usage notes and extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural behavior in the world's largest Islamic society. An audio CD of the stories and dialogues is included.

by Linda Hibbs
Price: Rp149,000

Volcanoes, rhinoceroses and 3-wheeled bikes - Welcome to an Indonesian learning adventure especially for kids. Encourage a child to learn with this fun set of 64 flash cards that get children talking about Family, Numbers, Colours, Animals and more. These everyday words and sentences help children build their vocabulary in a natural, age appropriate way. Linda Hibbs has taught Indonesian for over two decades at the secondary school and university levels and she holds degrees in Indonesian language and ethnomusicology.

Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian
by Zane Goebel and Juaeni Goebel
Price: Rp76,000

The ideal dictionary for beginning students and travelers: contains general vocabulary appropriate to beginning and lower intermediate students, and covers all the words needed for the everyday situations encountered by travellers. Bi-directional, to and from English, presenting the 3,000 most commonly used words in each language. Both romanized forms and the authentic script are given. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the words correctly. Different senses of the same word are clearly distinguished by explanatory notes. With no confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology; clear layout and readable type. Handy slim size to fit the pocket or purse; bargain price.

Colloquial Indonesian at Work
by Christopher Torchia

Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is a collection of Indonesian slang, expressions, proverbs, quotations and acronyms. This book is an informal compendium and offers a commentary on the origins of these Indonesian Expressions as well as insights into Indonesian culture, customs and history.

Indonesian/English and English/Indonesian
by Katherine Davidsen
Price: Rp202,000

A very portable and lightweight volume that comprises of Indonesian to English and English to Indonesian entries that is designed for travellers to Indonesia. A very helpful and user-friendly Indonesian Dictionary.

by John Barker.
Price: Rp56,000

A pocket-sized book that acts as a good communication guide aimed at travelers and tourists. It includes a handy glossary.

by John M. Echols and Hassan Shadily
Price: Rp125,000 (Hard Cover) Rp110,000 (Soft Cover)

A very popular dictionary widely used in Schools and University world wide.

by John M. Echols and Hassan Shadily
Price: Rp125,000 (Hard Cover ) Rp110,000 (SoftCover)

A very popular dictionary widely used in Schools and University world wide.

English - Indonesian Dictionary
Price: Rp150,000 (Hard Cover)

This dictionary is an excellent tool to help young people learn the Indonesian Language. Complete with examples, entertaining pictures and accessible format.

Indonesia - English Dictionary
Price: Rp150,000 (Hard Cover)

This dictionary has been published especially with the young people in mind. Complete with funny and interesting pictures of the Disney characters, it contains examples of sentence structure and grammar forms.

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Price: Rp250,000

24 Conversational videos, punctuated with language exercises, grammatical explanations and electronic flashcards. Cultural notes serve as a resource to anthropological, historical and current topics about Bali and a series of modules teach the endangered Balinese script.

Balinese-Indonesian-English and English-Balinese-Indonesian
by I Gusti Made Sutjaja
Price: Rp240,000

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.

EVERYDAY BALINESE - Your Guide To Speaking Balinese Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours
by I. Gusti Made Sutjaya
Price: Rp230,000

Eveyday Balinese is targeted at anyone - foreign or local - who wishes to learn to speak colloquial Balinese. There are 23 lessons in the book, each one presenting a variety of topics and situations centering on the daily life of the Balinese. The front of the book contains a pronunciation guide, while the end has a section on greetings, ordinal numbers and a handy dictionary, with Balinese words arranged alphabetically, followed by their Indonesian and English equivalents.

by Gunter Spitzing

Price: Rp56,000

At last a simple Balinese phrasebook that will make your stay in Bali just that little bit more interesting. Being able to converse with the people will enhance your Bali sojourn and give you that extra insight into this complex and beautiful society.

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VOLCANOES OF INDONESIA - Creators and Destroyers
Photographs: Carl-Bernd Kaehlig, Text: Andrew Wight and Chris Smith
Price: Rp500,000

As part of the Ring of Fire, Indonesia is one of the most volcanic countries on earth. The archipelago is home to many dormant volcanoes as well as some of the most violent volcanoes on the planet. Photographer Carl-Bernd Kaehlig has climbed many of the monster mountains and learnt the myths and legends surrounding them. This book is a mesmerising collection of Kaehlig's best photographs, which are accompanied by informative captions and an introductory essay that gives the reader a sense of the importance of these mountains.

101 BUTTERFLIES of the Lowlands of the Oriental Region
by Meryl Wilson
Price: Rp300,000

101 Butterflies of the lowlands of the oriental region is a wonderfully illustrated handbook/field manual about the life cycles of butterflies found in Indonesia's lowlands. Written by Meryl Wilson, an Australian non-scientist, it was 10 years in the making. This book is also illustrated by Meryl with faithfully rendered water colours of both the butterflies and the plants which attract them. This practical guide shows the egg, larvae, pupa and adult stages of each butterfly.

by Tony Tilford and Alain Compost
2010 Edition
Price: Rp135,000

The Indonesian islands of Bali, Java and Sumatra are home to a staggering array of birds. They are part of one of the world's biodiversity hot-spots and act as a magnet for birdwatchers from around the world. More than 250 species of migrant and resident birds - including many endemics, such as the spectacular Bali Myna - are featured in this concise and easy-use-guide. Each species is illustrated in full colour and with key information on identification, habitat and distribution. General advice on bird-watching, regional information, known birdwatching areas and a glossary.

By Victor Mason and Illustrations by PINK
Price: Rp700,000
Hard Cover Edition in Special Presentation Box

This full colour book provides a rare portrayal of Bali's rich and varied butterfly population. Superbly illustrated and accompanied by concise, informative descriptions of more than 80 species, it combines personal anecdote with snippets of Bali's history and depictions of its natural phenomena. In addition, it provides an insight into the mysteries of the traditional naming system. Author Victor Mason is a renowned ornithologist and he has written many books about the island that has been his home for the past 35 years. Balinese artist Pink has worked with Victor Mason over an extended period to capture and record Bali's butterflies. Drawing from real life specimens in meticulous detail and rich colours, Pink has provided a vibrant record of these beautiful creatures, in their actual size, depicted in their natural habitat.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDONESIA: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis:
The Incredible Story of Southeasst Asia's Largest Nation
by Tim Hannigan
Price: Rp240,000

This fascinating book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries--from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars. For readers who want an entertaining introduction to Asia's most fascinating country, this is delightful reading.

1965 INDONESIA AND THE WORLD - Bilingual Bahasa Indonesia and English
Compilatin of essays by: John Roosa, Bradley Simpson, Jovan Cavoski, Ragna Boden etc
Price: Rp175,000

This is a book of essays that puts the events of 1965 into an international context. Much of the material is controversial in today's Indonesia. One of the essays is by John Roosa, whose Pretext for Mass Murder (2006) was banned by the Attorney General's Office in 2009. This essay provides an alternative account of the September 30 Movements (G30S), the alleged PKI coup attempt. It aruges that the PKI did not mastermind the coup, as Suharto claimed, and that Suharto and his allies in the army organized the killings tht followed. Much of the book is really centres on Indonesians coming to terms with the past and moving forward. It is a testament to how far Indonesia has moved forward from the past to see this book now freely available within Indonesia.

by Laura Romano
Price: Rp135,000

Sumarah is a philosophy of life and form of meditation that originally comes from Java. The practice is based on developing sensitivity and acceptance through deep relaxation of body, feelings and mind. In her book, Laura Romano draws on her own extensive personal experience and describes her frequent meetings with many Javanese masters. To better illustrate the principles of the Sumarah tradition, she relates stories from her own journey, vividly recreating the relaxed and warm atmosphere of meditation meetings in the homes of various meditation teachers

by L. Ayu Saraswati
Price: Rp395,000

In Indonesia, light skin colour has been desirable throughout recorded history. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences. This book shows how the transnational circulation of people, images, and ideas have shaped and shifted discourses and hierarchies of race, gender, skin colour and beauty in Indonesia. The author employs "affect" theories and feminist cultural studies as a lens through which to analyze a vast range of materials, including the Old Javanese epic poem Ramayana, archival materials, magazine advertisements, commercial products and numerous interviews with Indonesian women.

by Victoria Glendinning
Price: Rp240,000

Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. In this biography, Victoria Glendinning charts his prodigious rise within the social and historical contexts of his world. His domestic and personal life was vivid and shot through with tragedy. His own end was sad, though his fame immortal.

Between Tradition and Modernity
by Jutta Berninghausen, Birgit Kerstan and Nena Soeprapto-Jansen
Price: Rp250,000

Connecting the life stories of women from Java, Bali, Sumba, Lombok and Aceh with an analysis of the social and political conditions, the book shows how Indonesian women develop their identity between religious and moral expectations, traditional values and global consumerism. Various portrayals illustrate how women from different social and cultural backgrounds make choices between collective norms and individual dreams to reach self-fulfillment.

by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp360,000

This book is framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, and journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realize its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.

by Tim Hannigan
Price: Rp210,000

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative explores the bloody battles and furious controversies that marked British rule in Java, and reveals the future founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles - long celebrated as a hero, a liberal and a vsionary - in a shocking new light, showing how he crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions. This is remarkable book.

by Ian Burnet
Hard Cover: Rp400,000, Soft Cover: Rp300,000

Cloves and Nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia and this book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the hsitory of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It follows the Silk Road across Central Asia and the Spice Route over the Indian Ocean and describes how the spice trade into Europe came to be dominated by Middle Eastern and Venetian merchants. Much of the story is told through the lives of historical characters such as Columbus and Magellan as well as Sir Francis Drake, Jan Pieterzoom Coen and other lesser known but equally important characters. The story revolves around the intense rivalry between the Sultans of Ternate and Tidore and their relationship with the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English, who at different times occupied the Spice Islands.

by Jeremy Allan
Price: Rp175,000

Jakarta Jive and Bali Blues by Jeremy Allan are now combined into one book. Jakarta Jive looks at the tumultuous events surrounding the fall of Soeharto through the eyes of the people who were affected most: the residents of Jakarta. At times humorous, at others harrowing, Jakarta Jive examines this seminal period in Indonesian history through an accurate portrayal of public events and intriguing insight into privates lives. Bali Blues chronicles the heart-rending and inspiring events Jeremy witnessed during the year following the Bali Bomb. This book provides an intimate glimpse of an Indonesian community that, in a generation, has grown from an impoverished seaside village into a cosmopolitan tourist resort. Balu Blues examines a community in crisis as residents struggled to survive in the sudden absence of the tourists who provided their livelihood. It also examines the background of the attack itself, the growth of a fanactical form of Islam that gave birth to the terrorists, and the open, tolerant Balinese society that allowed the perpetrators to operate undetected in their midst.

Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: Rp700,000

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.

MADS LANGE - The Bali Trader and Peacemaker
by Peter Bloch, Leonard Luras, Gustaaf Scouten
Price: Rp350,000

Mads Lange was a native Dane who at the age of 17 landed on the shores of Lombok in 1834. He forged an alliance with the then Balinese King of Karangasem who was at war with the Lombok ruler of Mataram and then moved to establish a residence and trading centre on Kuta Beach. He was a clever businessman and maintained good relationships with a wide range of social and business partners. He established various business interests including a trade in "kepeng" coins from China, arms, gold, rice, silk and opium. He was reportedly disliked by Dutch colonial officials for his "fraternization" with local elements but his skills as a negotiator were frequently called upon to smooth over difficult situations. One the eve of a return trip to Europe, Mads Lange died in somewhat uncertain circumstances in Bali on 13th May 1856. His largely forgotten grave, guarded by a stone dalmation, can be found on a side street - Jalan Tuan Lange, just off Bali's busy bypass to Kuta.

FAMILY BUSINESS: A Case Study of Nyonya Meneer, One of Indonesia's Most Successful Traditional Medicine Companies
by Asih Sumardono and Mark Hanusz
Price: Rp140,000

An exceptional account of Nyonya Meneer - an Indonesian company specialising in traditional herbal medicine and beauty care products, especially Jamu. Family Business is one of those rare books. For the first time, the inside story of one of Indonesia's largest traditional medicine companies is available in the English language. From the tales of the founder's struggles in raising a family and managing a company, to the passing of command to its second and third generations, Family Business is a real insider's account of how in business, everything is personal.

BALI EYE ON INDONESIA: An Intimate look at Indonesia's 'Isle of the Gods' and it's outreach
to other special places.
Edited By: Leonard Lueras
Price: Rp300,000

Bali Eye on Indonesia focuses on the island of Bali's humanitarian outreach to other Indonesian provinces. Proceeds from this book go to Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia - the Indonesian Humanitarian Foundation, a charitable organisation helping the sick and poor throughout Indonesia. One of the foundation's major projects is the operation of a community eye hospital and mobile clinics in Bali with outreach centres in South Kalimantan and Irian Jaya to provide surgery for cataracts and glaucoma - at no cost to needy patients. By purchasing this book you are assisting in providing these services.

by Adriana Williams and Yu-Chee Chong
Price: Rp350,000

Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), is well known for his thorough look at Bali during 1937 through his book, Island of Bali. This beautiful new volume reproduces for the first time Covarrubias' Balinese work, much of which has been hidden from public view since the 1930s. The book is divided into four sections. The first section looks at Covarrubias's two visits to Bali in the 1930s. The second section addresses the changes in his style during his Bali period. Covarrubias' most important gouaches, oil and watercolour paintings from 1930 to 1936 are exhibited in the third section. The book closes with a chronology of his life, a selection of his wife Rose's Bali photos and some of his field notes. A truly beautiful book for those interested in Covarrubias himself and for the avid art enthusiasts.

DREAMSEEKERS Indonesian Women as Domestic Workers in Asia
by Dewi Anggraeni
Price: Rp200,000

In Dreamseekers: Indonesian Women as Domestic Workers in Asia, veteran journalist Dewi Anggraeni, in conjunction with the International Labour Organization, uncovers the hidden world of domestic helpers from all points of view: the employers, the agents, the governments, the NGOs, and most importantly the workers themselves. This first-hand account of the struggles and successes is described in vivid detail, and Dreamseekers is a must-read by anyone interested in the plight of these remarkable women.

By Victor Mason and Illustrations by PINK
Price: Rp680,000
Hard Cover Edition in Special Presentation Box

This full colour book provides a rare portrayal of Bali's rich and varied butterfly population. Superbly illustrated and accompanied by concise, informative descriptions of more than 80 species, it combines personal anecdote with snippets of Bali's history and depictions of its natural phenomena. In addition, it provides an insight into the mysteries of the traditional naming system. Author Victor Mason is a renowned ornithologist and he has written many books about the island that has been his home for the past 35 years. Balinese artist Pink has worked with Victor Mason over an extended period to capture and record Bali's butterflies. Drawing from real life specimens in meticulous detail and rich colours, Pink has provided a vibrant record of these beautiful creatures, in their actual size, depicted in their natural habitat.

A Lively Account of the Island's History from Early Times to the 1970's
by Willard A. Hanna
Introduction by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp240,000

An historical account of the journey from "the Paradise island of the Pacific" to "Cultural Tourism". Bali faced the choice between economic decay or the cultural decadence of cultural tourism. With the changing economic scene, the changing political scene and the arrival of European visitors in the 1920's and 1930's who soon relayed to all the beauty and charm of this idyllic island, all of which made a huge impact on the "real" and "unspoiled" Bali. A fascinating look at this transitional period in Balinese history.

Essays from Tempo Magazine
by Goenawan Mohamad
Price: Rp300,000

Goenawan Mohamad ws born in 1941 and in 1947 his father ws executed by the occupying Dutch military force. In the 1960's, as a young poet and journalist, he left Indonesia to study abroad. Returning 1971 he co-founded Tempo Magazine, a weekly news magazine which was outspoken in its views Tempo was heralded as an Independent Voice in an increasingly controlled political environment. It was eventually banned in 1994. Goenawan Mohamad is undoubtedly Indonesia's most prominent essayist.

Indonesia's Hindu Realm
by Robert Pringle
Price: Rp265,000

A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on 12th October 2002. Also included in this work are chapters on recent economic growth, massive tourist development and the environmental problems that this brings.

Ancient Techniques for Life Long Optimum Health
by Cal Stanny
Price: Rp290,000

"A Balinese Self-Healing System is based on the esoteric knowledge of one of Bali's living treasures, Cokorda Gde Rai, Balian (healer) and member of the royal family of Ubud. The author, Cal Stanny, is one of a small group of Cokorda's international students. Cal devoted 14 years to the study of this ancient healing knowledge and has used it in his daily life with excellent results. There are step by step instructions on how to perform eight "movements". These movements consist of a series of mudras that bring the divine energy into your body for healing and restoration. In a Balinese Self-Healing system you will learn; How to eliminate negative energy in the body through self-purification, Techniques to harness your energy and combine it with that of the universe, How to connect with your spiritual essence, and bring wisdom and even miracles into your life."

PRAY, MAGIC, HEAL - The Story of Bali's Famous Eat, Pray, Love Folk Healer
by David J. Stuart Fox with Ketut Liyer
Price: Rp295,000

Pray, Magic, Heal ushers the reader into the shimmering world of Balinese magic and healing, as practiced by the island's most famous folk healer, Ketut Liyer. Even the recent onslaught of western ideas, tourists, and medicine has not dampened the spirit of Balinese magic. Most Balinese still believe in the existence of a parallel world of demons and deities, of white and black magic, mediated by healers like Liyer who play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of the individual, family and community. Starting in the mid-1970's, Stuart-Fox began recording conversations with Liyer, and much of the story is told in Liyer's own words. The book tells about Liyer's profession as a healer and especially about the extraordinary magic drawings that he uses in his practice. It paints a compelling picture of a life dedicated to studying, practicing and preserving Bali's centuries-old healing wisdom and magic.

The Life and Times of Anak Agung Anglurah Karangasem 1887-1966
by A.A.A. Dewi Girindrawardani, Adrian Vickers and Rodney Hall
Price: Rp280,000

This book looks at the life and times of one of the last absolute rajas of Bali, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, also known as A.A.A. Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, or Gusti Agung Jelantik. He was king at a time when being a royal meant absolute power over his subjets, who prostrated themselves at his feet. He has been at times called vain, a schemer, and a collaborator, but he was also known as a creative architect, a key player in Balinese colonial politics, a defender of Balinese culture and an enlightened self-taught visionary. This view is presented by I Gusti Bagus Jelantik's grand daughter Anak Agung Ayu Dewi Girindrawardani in her biography, Chapters 2 and 4. Chapter 1 is by Professor Adrian Vickers and it gives us an understanding of the relationship between Karangasem and Lombok. And Chapter 3 is by Rodney Holt, founder of the Karangasem Historical Society and he looks at the final 25 years with anecdotal descriptions to key photos from the archives. Richly illustrated with photos from the archives.

by Jan Hendrik Peters
Price: Rp 250,000

From the cover of the book:This book neither wants to make an accusation, nor impose things that are impossible to carry out. It merely wants to make the Balinese and tourists aware of what is happening in this paradise on earth and about the positive infl uence they can have in preserving the culture of the beautiful island of Bali. Tri Hita Karana, the spirit of Bali originated from the rich Balinese-Hindu philosophy. Tri Hita Karana means three causes of happiness: balanced and harmonious relationships of humans with God; of humans with fellow human beings; and of humans with the surrounding nature. Respect and togetherness are essential values in this philosophy. The Hindu doctrine of tat tvam asi, ÒI am you and you are meÓ, teaches us that all things are connected. Humans who do not respect God, fellow humans and nature are not respecting themselves, and this will eventually lead to self-destruction. Respect and togetherness will lead to harmony and happiness. Since the Balinese are already living according to the age-old philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, they can contribute to a sustainable environment for their children. This book looks at the effect of tourism on the Balinese society and ways in which it can be made sustainable.

by Jean Couteau and Georges Breguet, & Illustrated by I Gusti Nyoman Darta
Price: Rp400,000

Written by two recognised specialists of the Balinese culture, French writer and critic Jean Couteau and Swiss scientist and curator Georges Breguet, this book unravels the complexity of the Balinese calendar system in a text that makes it accessible to a general audience. The Balinese show little interest in keeping accurate track of linear time yet they manage to fulfill their many ritual obligations, along with the more mundane demands of life, in a graceful and relaxed manner. A great book to learn about different notions of time and find new ways to celebrate time in one's own life.

OGOH-OGOH: Balinese Monsters
by Tamarra Kaida
Price: Rp250,000

Tamarra Kaida is a Bali-based photographer and writer and this wonderful book on the Ogoh-Ogoh of Bali is an excellent collection of the fabulous Ogoh-Ogoh that appear in Bali each Nyepi celebration. These enormous papier-mache and foam effigies of monsters appear at the Ngrupuk parade the evening before Nyepi - the day of silence, that marks the first day of the Balinese calendar. They are made by the local communities around Bali and each year seem to become even more adventurous and artful. Sarita Newson, the publisher, includes an explanatory text.

MY OFFERING - A Pictorial Tribute to the Balinese Offering
by Philippa Goldie

Price: Rp 250,000

This is a beautiful book with gorgeous photographs and inspiring quotations. Balinese Offerings captured Philippa's heart - "not only do I find them incredibly beautiful, but also the devotion and faith with which Canang are made inspired me to do this book. I wanted to create awareness of Bali's most beautiful traditional art form. With modern lifestyles it is beginning to die out in some areas - I hope that I can create awareness and interest". This is a wonderful book to give as a gift or to keep yourself to remind you of the beautiful offerings of Bali.

by Anand Krishna

Price: Rp 225,000

The Wisdom of Bali explores the foundations of spiritualism in Bali. Written by Anand Krishna who is the founder of the Anand Ashram with 14 establishments in Jakarta, Bogor, Jogjakarta and Bali. Anand Krishna enlightens us about the philosophical and universal values found in Balinese Hinduism. He explains that these values were born out of a thoughtful civilisation that champions the simplicity of mind and respect of nature, intergrating these ideas into every aspect of life itself. This book attempts to demystify Balinese Hinduism.

by Leonard Lueras (designer) and contributers such as Tara and Odeck Ariawan, Rucina Ballinger, Jamie James, Goenawan Mohamad, James Murdoch, Stefan Reisner, Andy Toth and Cody and Lynn Shwaiko.
Price Rp250,000

Ubud, in south central Bali, has long been known internationally for its arts, culture and natural beauty. Today's Ubud is beautifully portrayed here by outstanding photographers such as Rio Helmi and Leonard Leuras. This is a richly illustrated book presenting Ubud's history, painters of the pre and post Independence periods, landscape, dance and Temples. In Ubud is a Mood you will join a number of local and insightful people who will relate what the special "mood" of Ubud is really all about. A fascinating look at a very special place. Also has a bibliography and local information.

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by Fred B. Eiseman
Price: Rp340,000

A In Bali, what you see sekala is a colorful world of ceremony, ritual, dance, and drama. What you don't see niskala is the doctrine underlying the pageants, the code underlying the rites, and the magic underlying the dance.Bali: Sekala & Niskala explores both tangibles and intangibles in the realm of Balinese religion, ritual and performing arts.

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by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp230,000

A Bali: A Paradise Created bridges the gap between scholarly works and the more popular travel accounts readily available today. It offers an accessible history of this fascinating island and an anthropological study not only of the Balinese, but of the paradise-seekers from all parts of the world who have invaded Bali in ever-increasing numbers over the decades. This authoritative, much-cited work is now updated with new photos and illustrations, a new introduction, and new text covering the part twenty years.

Price: Rp300,000

A Window on Western multiple personality, Possession Disorder and Suicide. Luh Ketut Suryani & Gordon D. Jensen.

Finally, a new printing of this very important book on Trance in Bali. In this book, the authors describe the psychosocial experiences of the Balinese in Trance-possession states during traditional healing, dance, drama and gamelan performance, as well as in several mental disorders. This book is a collaboration between a Western psychiatrist with a wide experience of Balinese Culture and Mental Health and Western trained Balinese steeped in local culture.

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by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: Rp250,000

The Indonesian island of Bali is known for its unique blend of Hinduism and ancient mysticism. The most popular tourist destination in the country, visitors come for its beautiful beaches, rugged mountains and also for its highly developed arts and culture which include dance, sculpture, painting, music and handicrafts. This book is filled with stunning photographs of Bali, capturing its distinctive ethnic, its people and their lifestyles. This book is the perfect introduction for those keen on a visit to Bali, Island of the Gods, and an excellent keepsake for tourists, locals and anyone with an eye for culture brought to life through the lens.

NIAS SCULPTURE (400 illustrations)
by Achim Sibeth and Bruce Carpenter
Price: Rp800,000

The first book solely dedicated to the Art and Culture of Nias in 25 years, Nias Sculpture features a broad array of unpublished masterpieces from the collection of the Mandala Foundation. For countless centuries, the isolated island of Nias, located far off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, developed a unique culture and stunning art little influenced by the outside world. Descendants of the Austronesians, the ancient peoples who explored and settled insular Southeast Asia beginning some 5000 years ago, their art has been acclaimed for more than a century, Nias has achieved legendary status in the pantheon of Indonesian tribal art.

LOOKING FOR BORNEO Images, Words and Music
by Mark Heyward, David Metcalf and Khan Wilson
Price: Rp585,000 Limited Edition with bonus CD

Looking for Borneo charts Mark Heyward's journey across Kalimantan from east to west arriving at Ehend in Dayak country where he stayed in a typical longhouse. Then he and his team set out up the Mahakam River in a 10m longboat. We read of their exciting meeting with the Orang-utan, and then the Dayak Tribesmen, once fierce head hunters in the region who believe that the world was populated from their island and that people in the West are descended from them. A beautiful travel narrative, crazy artwork, lush photography and wonderful music.

Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids (Ages 7 and up)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: Rp230,000

Take a tour through one of the most diverse nations on earth! Indonesia is an enormous island chain stretching from Asia all the way to Australia. It's a land of many different faiths and creeds, including the world's largest Muslim population, and many different peoples who now all call themselves Indonesians. This book introduces children to a place where people in blue jeans walk alongside those in traditional sarongs, where fast cars and oxcarts share the same roads, and where village traditions still thrive in a world of cars and cellphones. This book tells children about the daily lives of Indonesian children - their classroom activities, favorite sports, holidays, foods and much more. Included is a brief introduction to Bahasa Indonesia.

BALI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island
Price: Rp340,000

This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Bali guide gives the latest information on what to do and see on this famous tropical island. Lively articles by experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, a list of further readings, and a glossary.

Price: Rp195,000

This guide book has 18 self-guided tours and 44 maps. A travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything in the smartest, most time-efficient way. There are thematic tours for every interest, hundreds of evocative photos and bulleted maps that show you how to go from place to place. Also a guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all budgets.

Indonesia's Most up-to-date Travel Atlas / Third Edition
Price: Rp203,000

Designed for the adventurous traveller and containing all the maps you'll need on your explorations. This atlas is conveniently divided into the major regions of Indonesia: Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. Each of the 144 maps in this atlas is presented in a logical, easy-to-follow manner, with emphasis on the most frequently visited areas.

by Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock
Price: Rp150,000

One of the most magnificent diving destinations in the world this region of Indonesia is home to more that 1000 species of fish and over 70% of the world's hard coral species. This guidebook introduces divers to Raja Ampat's premier reefs. The authors are marine life photojournalists who specialize in discovering and reporting on remote dive destinations. They have been exploring the Indonesian archipelago and recording images of its spectacular reefs since 1992.

RING OF FIRE An Indonesian Odyssey
by Lawrence Blair with Lorne Blair
Price: Rp195,000

This book traces the Blair brothers misadventures "amid impenetrable rain forests, erupting volcanoes and starling natural beauty". The Ring of Fire was an epic project by the Blair brothers beginning in 1972 and started with a film retracing the steps of legendary British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. The film of Ring of Fire has become legendary and this is the book that outlines it all. This is an updated re-issue of the original book published in 1988.

SECRETS OF BALI New Light on the Morning of the World
by Jonathon Copeland and Ni Wayan Murni
Price Rp250,000

Few visitors to Bali really understand the colourful pageantry that surrounds them virtually everywhere. This book, Secrets of Bali, is the key to this understanding. It covers a variety of aspects including Balinese religion, Festivals and Offerings, Architecture, Music and Dance, Textiles and Dress, food, art and much much more. This book is really a "must read" for every traveller to Bali and for those of you who have fallen under the spell of "The Morning of the World". This is an insightful, well-organised and factual book on this splendid island of Bali.

Price: Rp120,000

This is a fully updated edition and is an excellent map of the Indonesian archipelago. Easy to use and quite compact. A very useful map for your travels around Indonesia.

2nd Edition
Price: Rp270,000

With the constant rise of tourism in Bali there has been a great demand for a comprehensive Bali Street Atlas. This atlas is suitable for both tourists?and residents of Bali with 66 full colour maps and a convenient index of places and street names. It is a quarto size allowing for easy travel and storage and is on a simple grid system.

Seventh Edition
Price: Rp120,000

The Bali Travel Map is a fully updated edition. It is easy to read and ideal for the traveler to this picturesque island.

Price: Rp60,000

A very interesting and colourful map of Bali. This is an ideal map for walking around the gorgeous village of Ubud and the other major villages and towns of Bali.

Price: Rp45,000

Ubud Surroundings map is an extremely useful one with lots of colour and detail to outline the best routes to take whether walking or driving around Ubud. It highlights many of the important attractions in and around Ubud including museums, galleries, accommodations and other places of interests.

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BALI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island
Price: Rp340,000

This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Bali guide gives the latest information on what to do and see on this famous tropical island. Lively articles by experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, a list of further readings, and a glossary.

Price: Rp195,000

This guide book has 18 self-guided tours and 44 maps. A travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything in the smartest, most time-efficient way. There are thematic tours for every interest, hundreds of evocative photos and bulleted maps that show you how to go from place to place. Also a guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all budgets.

BALI WITH KIDS Families' Guidebook for Babies to Teenagers
by Laetitia Knight & Philippe Pero
Price: Rp185,000

At last a very comprehensive guidebook for parents who are planning a stay in Bali with their children. Bali with Kids is jam packed with up-to-date information on kid friendly places and activities around Bali. There are chapters covering a range of activities from Swimming in the King's Pool to Cooking with a Balinese Chef, Climbing a Volcano or dancing in a Frog Dance! 300 listings of Bali's all time favourites and new venues for all the family to enjoy. Colourful and easy to use, this is a must-have guidebook for all parents intending a trip or stay in Bali. We highly recommend this one!

DIVING BALI The Underwater Jewel of Southeast ASia
by David Pickell and Wally Siagian
Price: Rp340,000

This new edition of Diving Bali, maps and images have been added, and the text has been revised throughout to incorporate new oceanographic data and changing conditions on the island's reefs. The result is an entertaining and essential resource that provides a wide-ranging exploration - oceanographic, geological, biological, historical, and even cultural - of Bali's dive sites and diving community.

2nd Edition
Price: Rp270,000

With the constant rise of tourism in Bali there has been a great demand for a comprehensive Bali Street Atlas. This atlas is suitable for both tourists?and residents of Bali with 66 full colour maps and a convenient index of places and street names. It is a quarto size allowing for easy travel and storage and is on a simple grid system.

Seventh Edition
Price: Rp120,000

The Bali Travel Map is a fully updated edition. It is easy to read and ideal for the traveler to this picturesque island.

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by Rendra (translated by Harry Aveling)
Price: Rp175,000

Rendra (1935-2009) is one of Indonesia´s most important poets and dramatists. During his lifetime he embodied the Indonesian sense of what a true artist should be. He was a flamboyant personality, often dubbed "the peacock". His dedication to his art was absolute, and he gave honest and creative expression to his emotions and thoughts. His writing used a simple, flexible long-limbed free verse that is attractive and immediately accessible. Raised within a mystical Javanese milieu, Rendra saw nature, the individual and society as potentially forming one harmonious whole. In his poetry and his plays this commitment to personal authenticity and social justice was expressed through stories.

by Leila S. Chudori (translated by John. H. McGlynn)
Price Rp250,000

So begins the novel Home (Pulang) and Leila S Chudori´s remarkable fictional account of the impact of the September 30 Movement of 1965. This "movement", blamed by military leaders on the Indonesian Communist Party, led to the murder of a million or more presumed Communists and the imprisonment of tens of thousands presumed leftists and sympathizers. Thousands of Indonesian citizens who were abroad at the time had their passports revoked and were left to live in exile. Thereafter, history was manipulated by the Soeharto government to portray its involvement in this atrocity in a favorable light. A whole generation of Indonesians was raised in world of forced silence, where facts were suppressed and left unspoken.

by Triyanto Triwikromo (translated by George. A. Fowler)
Price: Rp175,000

Twenty-two stories by this noted Semarang, Central Java-based writer and poet in his first collection in English, with their continent- and time-spanning backdrops of history and imagination. Stories populated by bereaved cops, heartless assassins, sainted heroes and mad saviors, dissolute poets, disgusted butchers and weary warriors, and children—above all, children. Children who have seen far too much in their still-young lives. These poetically crafted, frequently disturbing stories are leavened with sardonic wit, more than a touch of the absurd and outright bizarre in a world gone mad, and all solidly grounded on Triyanto Triwikromo´s own uniquely expressed moral clarity.

by Gus tf Sakai (translated by Toni Pollard)
Price: Rp150,000

In a Gus tf Sakai story, nothing is as it seems. The unexpected is always happening. Supernatural events occur in ordinary settings, turning lives and reality on end. A three-hundred-year-old Torajan mummy refuses to stay dead as an antique dealer transports its coffin in his jeep. A painting takes on a life of its own and paints the painter. A television screen emits swarms of butterflies that eventually take over the town. Village children innocently reciting their alphabet are possessed by victims of torture from centuries earlier. Boys beg in the markets as part of their silat martial arts training, but who are they and where are they from? What is it about the nagari tree under which neighbors have long lived in harmony that later tears them apart? How can night disappear, and what is that mysterious crying and drumming?

by Achdiat K. Mihardja
Price: Rp175,000

At once celebrated and controversial, Atheis, translated here as The Atheist, is considered a masterpiece of Indonesian literature. The novel was written during the last years of the Indonesian struggle for independence by Achdiat Karta Mihardja, a journalist-cum-literary editor and member of the Socialist Party of Indonesia. It was first published in 1949. Using three narrative voices, the novel tells of the spiritual and intellectual crisis of Hasan, a young Muslim who is raised to be devout but comes to doubt his faith after becoming involved with a group of modern young people: Rusli, his Marxist-Leninist childhood friend; Anwar, an anarcho-nihilist artist; and Kartika, a beautiful young divorcée. Upon publication, Atheis caused considerable discussion. Religious thinkers, Marxist-Leninists, and anarchists decried the novel for not explaining their ideologies in more detail; but literary figures and many in the general public praised it.

by Idrus
Price: Rp150,000

Idrus (1921−1979) is one of Indonesia´s best known writers and is often credited for having set the satirical direction for writers in his time. Through his work, his short stories especially, most of which appeared in the late 1940s, Idrus helped to set new directions for the use of the Indonesian language, strengthening it with a measure of frankness and directness that was uncommon before his time. Idrus was a storyteller who wrote mostly about ordinary people who were distinguished by some odd characteristic, circumstance, or misfortune. He did not deal with the larger, more "philosophical" issues that bothered many of his contemporaries, preferring to deal with simpler, human themes instead.

by: Nh. Dini (translated by Toni Pollard)
Price: Rp175,000

Elisa has remained behind in Indonesia when her Dutch-Eurasian family left for Holland, part of President Sukarno´s mass expulsion of Dutch citizens in 1957/58. She has decided to throw in her lot with the young republic and identify as an Indonesian. An air hostess with the new Garuda Indonesian Airlines, Elisa is determined to establish herindependence and find a place where she really feels she belongs. With a troubled family background and almost no knowledge of her past or ancestry, Elisa is searching for her true identity. If finding her real father proves a heartbreaking search, then perhaps marriage to the handsome Javanese, Sukoharjito with whom she has fallen deeply in love, will give her the sense of belonging and stability she yearns for. With the support of her Indonesian house mates, Lansih and Wati, Elisa learns what it means to be a young woman finding her way in the troubled early years after Indonesia´s independence.

Murni's Warung Ubud Bali
by Jonathan Copeland and Ibu Murni
Price: Rp150,000

Forty Delicious Years is the story of Bali's most enduring culinary landmark - Murni's Warung in Ubud. Narrated by some of the warung's most intriguing patrons, with a preface by Murni herself, the book tells the story of how a humble roadside stall became an institution - in fact a must visit on a magical must visit island. This easy to read and immensely enjoyable collection of vignettees was published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Murni's Warung in February 2014.

INDONESIA ETC. Exploring the Improbable Nation
by Elizabeth Pisani
Price: Rp200,000

Indonesia is a seductive place. Its people are among the most hospitable on the planet; it is rich beyond telling in languages, cultures and landscapes and it heaves with gold, nickel, spices, fish stocks. Indonesia is also a well-spring of patronage, corruption and bureaucratic incompetence; its schools are a shambles, its legal system a disgrace. Elizabeth Pisani, journalist turned scientist turned analyst-of-all-trades, spent over a year travelling 21,000 kilometres by motorbike, bus and boat, and covering another 20,000 kilometres by plane. She stayed with fishermen and farmers, bus drivers and nurses, teachers and nomads. Out of a palette that includes a sound knowledge of history, years of close observation and a healthy sense of the absurd, she paints a clear-eyed but ultimately affectionate portrait of the nation.

by Kathryn Bonella
Price: Rp120,000

It's snowing in Bali. Among Bali's drug dealers it's the code for a huge cocaine shipment having just landed. For the men who run the island's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard. This is the story of drug trafficking and dealing in Bali by best selling author Kathryn Bonella. Kathryn was given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world, both past and present. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drug-fuelled lifestyles, filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing. From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row in an Indonesian high security jail, Snowing in Bali is a unique, uncensored insight into a hidden world.

by Kathryn Bonella
Price: Rp185,000

Welcome to Hotel K, the ironic name given to Bali's most notorious jail by its inmates. It's a bizarre nether world where murderers sleep alongside petty thieves, drug and alcohol addiction is rife, guards are corrupt and money talks. Into this hellhole have passed a procession of the infamous and the tragic: the Bali bombers, Schapelle Corby, the Bali Nine and many others. Backed by interviews with prisoners past and present, the truth about Hotel K explodes off the page. Simultaneously mesmerising and stomach-turning.

by Afrizal Malna
Translator: Andy Fuller
Price: Rp150,000

This collection of poems is concerned with a questioning of language and a bodily engagement with public and private space, things and their connotations and associations. It is through the appearance of everyday objects that Afrizal's poems emerge as a repository of the cultural meanings of space and things in Indonesia's everyday modernity. They are poems that trace the quickly changing urban trajectory of present day Indonesia. Malna is a productive literary and theatre critic, novelist and short story writer and can boast a writing career of more than 30 years.

by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translators: Vern Cork, Leslie Dwyer, Keith Foulcher, John H. McGlynn, Mary Zurbuchen
Price: Rp150,000

Putu Oka Sukanta was born into a high-cast Balinese family in 1939 and began writing poetry and short stories in high school. In the 1960's he moved to Jakarta where he mixed with leftist artists and writers. He never formally joined the Indonesian Communist Party but in 1965, when Soeharto wrested control of the country, he found himself targeted by the military. He was detained without trial for 10 years. This collection of stories portrays the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deeply into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions.

by Leila S. Chudori
Translators: Pamela Allen, Jennifer Lindsay, John H. McGlynn, Claire Siverson, Sandra Taylor
Price: Rp200,000

The protagonists of the stories in this collection all crave a private domain, a place that nobody else can touch. They share with their creator a passion for words, a passion for writing and a passion for literature. These characters are feisty, non-conformist, and fiercely independent - traits that do not necessarily serve them well in the constraints of the conservative environments in which they find themselves.

by Dorothea Rosa Herliany
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: Rp150,000

This collection of poetry gives us a full range of writing by this internationally acclaimed Indonesian poet. Through a distinctive mix of striking imagery and boldness of voice, the poet sets out to destroy many of the common assumptions about everyday life and human relationships. As a woman and a poet, she is doubly an outsider. Her blatant departure, in form as well as content, from the accepted conventions of society (which intensifies through the progression of her work) is remarkable, not only in its personal and political ramifications, but in its emotional and imaginative tenor as well. Morphology of Desire is a book that will speak to readers who are interested in Indonesia, women's writing, and in poetry in general.

by Desak Yoni & Sarita Newson
Price: Rp250,000

To Made, a Balinese girl who was brought up in the patriarchal tradition, a man's right to rule his wife's life is without limit. She grew up in a family where her father was a rule unto himself. Made blames herself for the death of her first love, who dies in a motorcycle accident. Her initial experience of marriage is a 'face-saving' arrangement, forced upon her by her father. She becomes a captive with no rights, and a victim of abuse. It is only her stubborn will that enables her to rise above her situation and escape her renditions, running away to live abroad. Through sheer hard work and determination she attains a good education and builds a career, while bringing up her children. But the bad luck in love continues, and she returns home to Bali to seek resolution of her family problems.

by Richard Lewis
Price: Rp250,000

During the construction of an idyllic villa on a Bali seashore, workers uncover skeletons, victims of brutal mass murder. The discovery sets the village of Batu Gede astir. The life of Made 'Nol' Ziro, a stalwart member of the community with a little gambling problem is turned upside down. Could one of the skeletons be that of his schoolmaster father, who disappeared during the massacres of 1965? Arguably the most traumatic cataclysm of Bali's rich and fascinating history, the massacres of 1965 remain mostly unknown to the island's visitors. Interweaving historical drama with contemporary Bali life, Bones of the New Moon is compulsively readable, a page-turner with unexpected twists leavened with dashes of humour, laying bare the love and hatred, the tragedy and irony, and the joy and despair of our common human predicament.

by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
translated by Gregory Harris
Price: Rp150,000

On November 12, 1991 the Indonesian military opened fire on East Timorese protestors in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Hundreds of people were killed and accounts of this massacre sparked international outrage. In Jakarta a cover-up began immediately: the Suharto government declared the killings an "accident" provoked by armed provocateurs. The Indonesian mass media was cautioned to tow the official line. Seno Gumira Ajidarma, editor of Jakarta Jakarta at the time, refused to do so and was released from his position. Unable to let his fellow Indonesians know about the facts of this "incident", Seno transformed documentary evidence into semi-fictional form and published it as a novel.

TORAJA: The Misadventures of a Social Anthropologist in Sulawesi
by Nigel Barley
Price: Rp220,000

In 1985, Dr. Nigel Barley, senior anthropologist at The British Museum, set off for the relatively unknown Indonesian island of Sulawesi in search of the Toraja, a people whose culture includes headhunting, transvestite priests and the massacre of buffalo. In witty and finely crafted prose, Barley offers fascinating insight into the people of Sulawesi and he recounts the tale of the four Torajan woodcarvers he invites back to London to construct an Indonesian rice barn in The British Museum.

CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN an Indonesian Journey
by Mark Heyward
Price: Rp270,000

When Mark Heyward first went to Indonesia to teach at a small school in East Kalimantan, little did he realise how life changing his decision would prove to be. So began his journey from one end of the archipelago to the other, from the jungles of Kalimantan to the riots and political turmoil of Jakarta. He meets and falls in love with Sopan and so begins his journey into the inside of Indonesian life and culture. This is a very engaging memoir highlighting the beauty and craziness of the Indonesian archipelago.

Translators: Mohamad Salim, Sapardi Djoko Damono, John H. McGlynn
Price: Rp95,000

I La Galigo, the vast Bugis epic myth, isone of the most voluminous works in world literature. Set in Luwuq, the cradle of Bugis culture, the cycle tells the story of the initial residence on earth of the gods and their descendants. "The Birth of La Galigo", the poem found herein, represents a contemporary retelling of one of the epic's most popular sections.

by Dewi Lestari
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: Rp200,000

Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and the Falling Star presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories, straight and gay, with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The major characters are young, urban, and technologically highly aware. They are caught up in major forms of contemporary social conflict.

by Putu Wijaya
Translator: Stephen J. Epstein
Price: Rp150,000

Telegram revolves around a Balinese journalist who believes that telegrams are always associated with tragedy. A large part of the story explores the main character's unstable state of mind, and how he continuously tries to escape from the unpleasant realities of his life, the story also brings in family issues, notions of life and death, and how they could possibly affect the cycle of life. Although unapologetically psychological and disorienting, the text also offers a compelling portrait of Jakarta in the early 1970s and reflections on a Bali that was already in the grips of significant social change.

by Sapardi Djoko Damono
Translator: John H. McGlynn
Price: Rp150,000

Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia's most productive and popular poets first began writing poetry as a high school student in the mid-1950s. Before Dawn includes poems written by the author over a forty year time span, from 1961 to 2001. Arranged in chronolgical order the poems together form a kind of poetic autobiography.

by Okky Madasari and translated by Nurhayat Indriyanto Mohamed
Price: Rp110,000

Originally released as ?Entrok? in Bahasa Indonesia in 2010, this novel was so popular that it was released in English to reach a wider international audience. The story is of Marni, an illiterate Javanese woman who still practices ancestory worship and her daughter, Rahayu. These women are from two generations who never understood each other. Both are victims of those in power and both fight for their lives. The book is an avenue for us to understand the power ad politics of Indonesia in the past generations as seen through the eyes of the common people.

by Evelyn Blackwood
Price: Rp200,000

Tombois & Femmes is a rich study that offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends. Tombois are masculine females who identify as men and desire women; their girlfriends view themselves as normal women who desire men. Through rich, in-depth, and provacative stories, author Evelyn Blackwood shows how these same-sex Indonesian couples negotiate transgressive identities and desires and how their experiences speak to the struggles and desires of sexual and gender minorities everywhere. Michael. G. Peletrz of Emory University calls the book "a very sophisticated, nuanced and theoretically provocative piece of work that is simultaneiously lucid and compelling".

by A. A. Panji Tisna (translator George Quinn)
Price: Rp150,000

Written in the 1930's by A. A. Panji Tisna, a prince of the Balinese state of Buleleng, this novel draws on the melodramatic conventions of Balinese theater to present a powerful indictment of the commercialization of Balinese society. While on one level the novel appears to be concerned with the Balinese-Hindu notion of karma, its main thematic thrust is in fact the impact of modern commerce on Balinese society. Even more telling today that it was when it was written, The Rape of Sukreni offers a unique and dark insider's view of the island's future that violently challenges the conventional images of bali as a honeyed paradise filled with artists and happy tourists.

by Kwee Tek Hoay (Translator George A. Fowler)
Price: Rp150,000

The Rose of Cikembang is an excellent example of "peranakan" literature of the Netherlands East Indies that flourished between 1900 and the Japanese Occupation beginning in 1942. Highly sentimental in tone, the novel is rich in many of the controversial themes that Kwee was famous for: interracial love and the lives of its offspring, fate and karma, and mysticism and reincarnation. This novel was also made into a movie.

by Umar Kayam (Translator Vladislav Zhukov)
Price: Rp250,000

Javanese Gentry depicts the implicit concerns of a variety of characters for whom the attainment of that higher status is for most a dream. When Sastrodarsono returns to his village as a schoolteacher, he becomes by virtue of that position a member of the gentry class, awesomely elevated above the peasantry of his origins. From those most traditional of Javanese institutions he moves on with his bride to find his place in a line of modernizing generations active across the whole span of reent Indonesian history: the late-colonial period, Japanese occupation, war of independence and two decades of social disorder ending in the mid-1960's with the rise of Suharto's New Order government.

by Haji Mukti (Translator Catherine Manning Muir)
Price: Rp250,000

The Saga of Siti Mariah is a window into the workings of Cultuurstelsel, the forced cultivation system imposed by the colonial government in the Dutch East Indies from 1830 until 1870. Embedded in this book's pages are the lives of Dutch sugar barons, indigenous elite, European officials, and Chinese middlemen who were enriched under the system, intersected by lives of Javanese peansants who suffered under its yoke and Javanese women who were bedded by the Dutch masters and administrators, fit only to be concubines, never wives.

by Iwan Simatupang (Translator Harry Aveling)
Price: Rp150,000

Drought is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier and ex-bandit, who decides to trransmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia in order to start life again as a farmer. He almost fails, but in so doing he is involved with a wonderful range of inspired madmen - bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. The outsiders humorously combine to question the normality of conventional society. This novel has been hailed as the first really modern Indonesian novel, and the beginning of a completely new path in Indonesian writing.

by Oka Rusmini
Translated by Rani Amboyo and Thomas M. Hunter
Price: Rp150,000

Earth Dance is the story of four generations of Balinese women and centres on the conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires. It is narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties and the novel shows Balinese women, as depicted by her mother, grandmother and female peers, to be motivated by two factors: the yearning to be beautiful and the desire for a high-caste husband. Earth Dance reveals that both high-caste status and beauty has a price. Behind both lie jealousy, derision and intrigue. This is an exceptional novel by a modern Balinese female writer. Anyone interested in Balinese society today and a Balinese woman's role in it, should read this novel.

by Ismail Marahimin
Translated by John. H. McGlynn
Price: Rp150,000

The final days of World War 11 serve as the backdrop for this novel by Ismail Marahimin. Fighting has not reached the small Sumatran village of Taratakbuluh, but the quiet, traditional-bound way of life in this remote outpost on the jungles edge has nonetheless been transformed, for the Japanese have chosen it as the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Dutch internees. The novel centres on a plot by some of the Dutch prisoners to escape into the jungle but the drama of this planned escape yields to the even more dramatic tension of the human relationships that punctuate the novel.

by Michael Vatikiotis
Price: Rp175,000

A fast-paced, intensely emotional drama of Indonesian life high and low, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the reformasi era, after the fall of Suharto in 1999. The Painter of Lost Souls is the story of Sito, a brilliantly gifted artist who leaves his home in a poor village in Central Java while still in his teens to make his name and his fortune in the royal city of Jogjakarta. Vatikiotis tells a suspenseful tale that weaves together a fascinating inside view of the art boom in Indonesia.

by Butet Manurung
Price: Rp150,000

The Orang Rimba (People of the Forest) are nomadic tribes who live in the rainforests of Sumatra. Slowly the outside world is catching up with these people. Butet Manurung shares here the journal she kept during her first year in the jungle as an anthropologist through to her development as an educator and activist. She tells of her adventures with stinging bees and prowling bears, with biting ants and motorbikes but it is her relationship with the Orang Rimba that traansforms her from an outsider to a trusted teacher within this fragile community. Butet is determined now to bring literacy to these indigenous people to better equip them to face the onslaught of the outside world. It is a very touching and inspiring tale.

by Butet Kartaredjasa, translated by Jennifer Lindsay
Price: Rp120,000

A selection of Indonesian actor Butet Kartaredjasa's humorous column published in the newspaper Suara Merdeka from 2007-2009, written in the voice of his alter ego, Mr Blurt. Translated by Jennifer Lindsay.

by Goenawan Mohamad, translated by Jennifer Lindsay
Price: Rp180,000

A collection of critical and philosophical essays written between 2002-2011 by Goenawan Mohamad, from his weekly column in Tempomagazine. This is the third published collection of his essays in English translation by Jennifer Lindsay.

by Mochtar Lubis
Price: Rp200,000

A classic book of Indonesia by one of Indonesia's most famous writers. Mochtar Lubis, in this vivid dissection of social and political life in Jakarta at the beginning of the 1960's, reveals the dark currents of poverty, corruption and vice which course beneath the surface of one of the great cities of the Third World. Suryono, a young Western-educated government official, the author depicts the complex web of threads which enmesh both individual and society in a newly developing nation, with compassion as well as insight.

A Path to Enlightenment for the Serious Dim Bulb
By Mr. Newmi, A.G. Newman & David Trevelyan
Price: Rp150,000

Chuck Fung and Swami Shoeman are as different as night and day, but when the meet in Ubud, Bali, they become inseparable opposites, thus unwittingly embodying Balinese cosmology. Attempting to make a buck off the ever-burgeoning crowd of spiritual seekers to this paradise island, they pool their talents and enlist the help of a Balinese shaman. The shaman spins a cryptic yarn that convinces the hapless chumps that they have extraordinary powers of creative visualization. The Fung Shoe brothers write a book about the wellspring of abundance they have discovered through their meeting with the sharman. A very tongue-in-cheek look at Ubud and the aftermath of Eat Pray Love.

by Tina Ross
Price: Rp180,000

Bali Ketagihan is a collection of memoirs, advice, experiences, discoveries and culture collated together over two and half decades of travelling to Bali. An unexpected relationship and marriage to a "Bali Boy" provided a greater insight to the local life. First time travellers and regulars to the island may find some interesting perceptions in this collection.

by Vicki Baum with a new foreward by Nigel Barley
Price: Rp225,000

Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali just over a century ago, and the resulting "mass suicides" of the Balinese royalty, "Love and Death in Bali" uses the tales of ordinary people to tell the bloody story of the conquest and subjugation of an island paradise.

RIMBAUD IN JAVA : The Lost Voyage
by Jamie James
Price: Rp150,000

In A Season in Hell at the age of eighteen, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud predicted the rest of his life: 'My day is done; I'm leaving Europe. The sea air will burn my lungs; lost climes will tan my skin.' Three years later, in 1876, he joined the Royal Army of the Dutch Indies as an infantryman and sailed for Java, where he promptly deserted and fled into the jungle. It was the most enigmatic passage in a life crowded with puzzles and contrarieties. In this 'delightful book' (Times Literary Supplement), novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the episode; from there he imaginatively spirals into a reconstruction of what the poet must have seen and informed speculation about what he might have done, vividly recreating life in nineteenth century Java along the way.

by Diana Darling
Price: Rp150,000

This highly unusual story is based on a Balinese epic poem. Over the years it has earned a place on the short list of must-read novels on Bali. Brothers Siladri and Made Kerti marry sisters Kadek and Rajin. Each couple has had a baby when Siladri abruptly decides to leave worldly concerns behind to join a holy man on a distant mountain. Reluctantly, Kadek agrees to go, too, leaving their son behind to one day help with the family farm and taking their infant niece with them. Magic and witchcraft enchant the telling of this spellbinding tale. Darling has lived in Bali for many years, and her rich novelization of this folklore attests to her affinity for the culture.

by Iwan Simatupang, translated by Harry Aveling
Price: Rp150,000

The Pilgrim is one of the most unusual novels to have ever been published in Indonesia. It is a complex mixture, uniting a poetic lyricism and meditation on life, death and art. The chief characters are an artist and a cemetery overseer; the former representing emotion and the latter, reason, conflicting aspects of human nature. Despite the characters' antagonism and cruelty they are, in some ways, very similar: both represent forms of creativity, philosophy and art. Both exist outside conventional society. When first published, The Pilgrim was hailed as the first really modern Indonesian novel and the beginning of a completely new path in Indonesian writing.

by Abdoel Moeis. translated by Robin Susanto
Price: Rp175,000

The novel Salah Asuhan, translated here as Never the Twain, is among the most popular works of modern Indonesian fiction. First published in 1928, the book is still in print today. Hanafi, the novel's protagonist, is madly in love with Corrie du Bussee, a beautiful Eurasian, though he has long been betrothed, to his cousin, Rapiah. Which woman should Hanafi marry: Corrie, the feisty, liberated Western woman, or the simple hearted Rapiah? The conflict Hanafi faces serves as an allegory for pre-independent Indonesia as it struggled toward national identity.

by Armijn Pane
Price: Rp150,000

This novel is the story of a love triangle. Doctor Sukartono, able and devoted to his work, and his wife, Tini, a beautiful and independent woman, find their marriage devoid of communication and warmth. Tini feels herself the victim of her husbands medical practice and refuses to play the role of devoted and self-sacrificing wife. Sukartono is unable to understand his wife's rebellion and, in the mists of this inner confusion, meets Rohayah, a woman who is ready to give him the security he lacks at home.

by S. Rukiah, translated by John McGlynn
Price: Rp150,000

The Fall and the Heart is one of the lesser known classics of the Indonesian revolutionary era and arguably the strongest piece of prose writing by an Indonesian woman author before the 1970's. Rukiah's account of a young, middle-class woman's experiences with her lover, her family, and the struggle for independence is deceptive in its simplicity and through The Fall and the Heart Rukiah presents a rare and thoughtful rendition of the idea and emotions of young people who had one foot in the revolution for its own sake and the other foot in the revolution as a reflection of personal crisis. Rukiah is one of only a handful of Indonesian writers to have looked at the negative impact that the Indonesian revolution had on lives and relationships.

by Hanna Rambe, Translated by Toni Pollard
Price: Rp150,000

Kidnapped from Java, along with her older cousin, five year old Mirah is taken to the Banda islands where she spends the rest of her life on a nutmeg plantation. She is first taken in as a servant by the Dutch estate owner, then works as a contract nutmeg picker and finally, when his wife leaves, him, she is forced to become the man's concubine with whom she bears two children. Mirah lives out her life - through the Dutch colonial era, the Japanese Occupation, the Revolution and modern days - which no say in what befalls her. The fate of her daughter, Lili, taken away to be a "comfort woman" to Japanese soldeiers, is a hearbreaking side story. An extraordinarily moving story.

(By Lily Yulianti Farid, Translated by John McGlynn
Price: Rp150,000

The stories in Family Room together make up a sojourn through time and space, with the reader travelling from Indonesian villages and remote islands to the capital city of Jakarta; and then to Victoria Park in Hong Kong and onwards to refugee camps in Kashmir, and the expedition camps near the lakes of Finland. The mosaic of family rooms, filtered through the feelings and eyes of narrators with heightened subjectivities, gives one the sense of what the country of Indonesia has gone through from time to time. The further away the protagonists roam from home, the stronger is the unspoken yearning for unravelling the traumas rooted at the centre of the family home.

BALI DAZE Freefall Off The Tourist Trail
(previously published as Dragons in the Bath)
by Cat Wheeler
Price: Rp195,000

A collection of tales by one of Ubud's most loved residents. Ibu Kat is renowned for her jottings and stories in the local English newspaper, Bali Advertiser and now we have a fabulous collection of these stories all together in book format. Be transported to Ubud, Bali as she takes us on a journey through everyday life with her bald parrot, her menagerie of dogs and unsolicited wildlife. She informs us on how to deal with randy ducks, rampaging vegetation, roasted spiders and a haunted riverbank. Told with warmth and humour we can explore with her the ins and outs of daily life in the village of Ubud.

MENAGERIE 7 Contributors include: Adri Basuki, Djenar Maesa Ayu, Oka Rusmini, Seno Gumira Ajidarma and more
Editors: Erza Seyadharma and John McGlynn
Translators: David Reeve, Gai Littler, Harry Aveling, Jennifer Kesseler, John McGlynn, Justine Fitzgerald, Laura Noszlop, Tim Behrend
Price: Rp200,000

This volume of Menagerie brings together, under one cover, twenty stories by or about "people like us": Indonesian gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons. Not only do the stories herein disprove the persistent but baseless myth that all forms of sexuality and sexual behaviour that fall outside the norm of accepted heterosexual behaviour are not, somehow, "Indonesian", they also show that the Indonesian archipelago is as multi-sexual as it is.

MENAGERIE 6: Indonesian in Exile Contributors include A. Kohar Ibrahim, Sobron Aidit, Kusnah, Dewa Ngurah Jenawi, Bachtiar Siagian, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and more
Editors: A. Kohar Ibrahim and John McGlynn
Price: Rp200,000

This volume of Menagerie includes 10 short stories and 17 poems by Indonesian exile authors. It also includes 2 short stories by "domestic" exile writers and 2 biographical stories of former political prisoners. Taken together, the materials present part of the Indonesian exile experience, a segment of Indonesia's social history that has been ignored for far too long.

Islands of Demons
by Nigel Barley
Price: Rp260,000

This is a fascinating historical novel mixing anthropology and the history of ideas and humour. Many people have long been fascinated by Bali in the 1920's and 1930's. This Bali was filled with an eclectic mix of intrepid travellers, expats, writers, photographers, anthropologists, painters etc that had happened upon this paradise on earth. One of these exotic characters was Walter Spies, an ethnographer, choreographer, film-maker, natural historian and painter who settled here during these heady times and was the host to many of the foreign visitors of the day including, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Miguel Covarrubias, Vicki Baum and Barbara Hutton. Read this novel to be transported into the Balinese World of the Spies era.

by Honore de Balzac
Price: Rp150,000

Honore de Balzac lived from 1799 to 1850 and was a renowned French novelist. He earned worldwide recognition for his realist style, sharp wit, and keen observation. He is considered to be one of the most important French writers of fiction in the history of literature. My Journey from Paris to Java is a short fantasy work that depicts the mystical and exotic island of Java. On Java he encounters a deadly poison-breathing tree, civilised monkeys, love-sick sparrows and the women of Java.

by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski
Price: Rp135,000

The Sultan and the Mermaid is a collection of essays and articles which describe rarely written-about Asian people, places and events. Understand why 19th century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who spent eight years in Asia, has a better claim to the theory of natural selection than Charles Darwin. Ponder the disappearance of Bruno Manser, a Swiss Robin Hood who vanished in a Borneo jungle while trying to help the downtrodden Penan tribesmen stand up for their rights. Speak with the Sultan of Yogyakarta and learn about his love affair with the Mermaid Queen.

by Gde Aryantha Soethama
Translated by Vern Cork
Price: Rp100,000

Gde Aryantha Soethama is one of Bali's most respected writers. He won the prestigious Khatulistiwa prize for Indonesian Literature in 2006. "There have been too many stories about Bali written by non-Balinese that superficially represent the island and its people.
The bitterness and irony of (the Balinese) people are not captured and not genuinely explored by those who are not native. Bali is replete with paradox. It is always complicated, tangled, but from the outside seems loose, open and genial". (Gd Aryantha Soethama) And so this collection of stories explores the tangled, paradoxical nature of the Balinese people. It is also an exploration of conflict in today's Balinese society between traditional and modern values. The colourful and vibrant narrative is enhanced by a very sensitive and true translation by Vern Cork.

by Odyle Night
Price: Rp195,000

Bali Moon - A Spiritual Odyssey tells of one woman's amazing experiences on the exotic island of Bali. Drawn by a strange destiny, she falls in love with a Balinese priest and mystic and is plunged into the arcane realm of magic and the supernatural. Given a window into a far distant reality the author is led on an exciting journey, one steeped in drama and suspense, that takes her to the far reaches of the islands of Indonesia. Ultimately it leads her to reflection and personal enlightenment.

by Odyle Night
Price: Rp195,000

Bali Magic - Reflections of a Reluctant Psychic continues the journey and relates the author's extraordinary experiences on the mystical island of Bali. Set against a rich tapestry of Indonesian history, legends and myths, and the intriguing world of magic, Bali Magic is a truly remarkable story. The author shares her experiences as she meets with royalty, mystics and political leaders. Immeshed in a dramatic love triangle, she is challenged to draw on her inner strength and her timeless connection to the island in order to survive.

MADS LANGE - The Bali Trader and Peacemaker
by Peter Bloch, Leonard Luras, Gustaaf Scouten
Price: Rp350,000

Mads Lange was a native Dane who at the age of 17 landed on the shores of Lombok in 1834. He forged an alliance with the then Balinese King of Karangasem who was at war with the Lombok ruler of Mataram and then moved to establish a residence and trading centre on Kuta Beach. He was a clever businessman and maintained good relationships with a wide range of social and business partners. He established various business interests including a trade in "kepeng" coins from China, arms, gold, rice, silk and opium. He was reportedly disliked by Dutch colonial officials for his "fraternization" with local elements but his skills as a negotiator were frequently called upon to smooth over difficult situations. One the eve of a return trip to Europe, Mads Lange died in somewhat uncertain circumstances in Bali on 13th May 1856. His largely forgotten grave, guarded by a stone dalmation, can be found on a side street - Jalan Tuan Lange, just off Bali's busy bypass to Kuta.

by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Price: Rp50,000

This is the second collection of poetry by Laksmi Pamuntjak which looks at the human condition, ordinary human existance in everyday life, of loss and love, of grief and regret, of acceptance and rebellion, of fear of the unmapped and delight in the new, of redemption and the possibility of grace. This volume also includes eight poems on Buru Island in From the Buru Notebook, which focuses on a period during President Suharto's administration (1965-1998), in which the island was turned into the site of a large penal colony where alleged communists and Communist Party sympathizers were detained for more than a decade without being formally charged or tried in a court.

by Jan Cornall
Price: Rp90,000

A wonderfully descriptive novel that illuminates the deep affection felt by many Australians and Balinese towards one another. This book reminds us never to abandon our neighbours and encourages us to keep our hearts and minds open. The story itself centres on the journey of "Marilyn" from her complicated life in Australia to the lush green splendour of Ubud Bali. Set between the bombings of 2002 and 2005 we follow her quest for her "paradise" and for the meaning of "passion" in a post 9/11 world.

BEFORE DAWN : The Poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono
Compiled and Translated by John H. McGlynn
Price: Rp150,000

A beautifully hard-bound collection of poetic works by this most prolific and celebrated Indonesian Poet, educator and literary critic.133 poems offer a well-rounded view of the author's perspectives on life. Indeed these poems speak for "everyperson" as Sapardi can eloquently put into verse emotions and dreams which we all share. The translator, John McGlynn, is the co- founder of the Lontar Foundation, which has been instrumental in making available to the English language reader scores of Indonesian literary works.Stunning contemporary illustrations by Jeihan Sukmantoro.

by Ketut Yuliarsa
Price: Rp50,000

A bilingual (Indonesian and English) collection of contemporary Balinese Poems by one of Bali's leading poets.These poems contemplate the modern Balinese people's struggle between tradition and today's values.This compilation of work spans the period between 1996 and 2006 and includes the lyrical verse written for the theatre production of "The Theft of Sita" which toured throughout Europe, America and Australia in 2001/2.The poems are not literal translations but rather have been written and rewritten in both languages to enhance the reader's experience.

by Y.B. Mangunwijaya
Price: Rp250,000

Set in the 1930's this satirical story of Durga/Umayi follows the fortunes of a poor village woman who becomes a servant in the household of President Soekarno. She does well for herself but also loses her kin and identitiy. Mangunwijaya delves into many aspects of Indonesian culture, exploring political ideas, gender issues and the widely pervasive world of traditional magic and shadow plays.

by Kim Patra
Price: US$15.00

In The Arms of The Angels is the true story of a medical volunteer who recounts the first traumatic days following the bombing of a busy Kuta nightspot that claimed the lives of hundreds, wounding and maiming many more.

Kim Patra, an expatriate nurse, was but one of a massive group of volunteers and professionals that tackled the multi faceted challenge following this tragic event; she writes this poignant account through the eyes of a health professional, an expatriate, a woman and a mother.

by Janet De Neefe
Price: Rp270,000

Full of family stories, descriptive detail and brimming with infectious enthusiasm, Fragrant Rice is a lifestyle book with a difference. When Janet De Neefe made her first trip to Bali in 1984 she felt an immediate connection to the island. There, she fell in love with the Balinese, their culture and their food. Now almost twenty years later, Janet and her husband Ketut have four children and run two highly successful restaurants in Ubud, Bali. Fragrant Rice is an intriguing life story with food as its main ingredient. The book is interspersed with mouth-watering Balinese receipes.

by Miguel Covarrubias
Price: Rp340,000

Originally published in 1937, Island of Bali is still considered the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. A birds-eye view of Balinese life and culture, it includes a survey of the islands' history, geography and social structure, and paints a captivating picture of Balinese art, music and drama. Complementing the text are drawings, half-tone photographs and a full-colour insert.

Price: Rp200,000

Indonesian Fiction, Poetry, Photographs, Essays
John H.McGlynn, Series Editor
I Nyoman Darma Putra, Guest Editor
Published by the Lontar Foundation, Jakarta.
At last Menagerie 4 and it is well worth waiting for. This issue is specifically featuring Balinese writers and stories including I Nyoman Darma Putra, Faisal Baraas, Gde Aryantha Soethama, Gde Winnyana, Kipandjikusmin, Mas Ruscitadewi, Oka Rusmini, Putu Arya Tirtawirya, Putu Oka Sukanta, Putu Wijaya and Wayan Dani. Also very fine poetry by D.S. Putra Negara, Putu Fajar Arcana, Tan Lioe Le, Umbu Landu Paranggi and a literary essay by I Nyoman Darma. A very timely look at Bali today by the finest of contemporary Balinese/Indonesian writers.

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: Rp295,000

This remarkable book is the first in the Buru Quartet, originally recited orally by Indonesian political prisoner Pramoedya Ananta Toer to his fellow cell-mates in daily instalments. Minke is a young Javanese Student, the son of a nobleman, who has lived equally amongst the colonists and colonized of late nineteenth century Java. He falls in love with Annelies, an Indo-European girl, and it is through her that he embraces his world - the world of Indonesia - with all of its beauty, possibilities, brutalities and anger.

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: Rp220,000

The second in the Buru quartet, Child of All Nations follows Minke, a Dutch-educated Javanese writer, as he is awakened to the oppression and injustices of the European regime in his country. He struggles to find his voice and the voice of his people and in doing so comes up against corruption and tragedy. This book was also recited orally by Pramoedya Ananta Toer to his cell-mates.

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: Rp235,000

The third volume in the Buru Quartet by Indonesian political prisoner Pramoedya Ananta Toer. We follow Minke, the Dutch-educated journalist as he and his country move into the twentieth centure. He tries to settle into Medical School and leave the past behind him but he finds himself caught up again in the injustices of colonial exploitation. We follow him as he struggles not only to understand his world, but to change it. In this book Minke embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery that takes him and the reader through the colourful and turbulent world of the Dutch East Indies.

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: Rp225,000

Indonesian writer and dissident Pramoedya Ananta Toer concludes his epic of Indonesian nationhood in this story of Minke, the talented, bold and imaginative leader whose life now takes a dramatic new form.

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: Rp190,000

Tales from Djakarta is a collection of thirteen short stories written between 1948 and 1956 ?Ea period of bitter transition from the revolutionary era to the beginnings of military rule in Indonesia. These stories give us a taste of Pramoedya's earlier writings, and also lead us on a tragic tour through mid-century Jakarta with her downtrodden residents as our guides.

by Colin McPhee
Price: Rp240,000

"In 1929 this young Canadian-born musician chanced upon rare gramophone recordings of Balinese gamelan music which changed his life. From that moment, he lived for the day when he could set foot on the island where the clear, metallic music originated. He was able to realize his dreams and spent almost a decade there during the 1930's. Much has been written on Bali but this classic work from 1946 remains the only narrative by a western musician"

by Alfred Russell Wallace
Price: Rp340,000

"A century and a half after it was first published, this book remains one of the great classics of natural history and travel-perhaps the greatest. Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913) deserves equal billing with Charles Darwin for this independently drawn but parallel conclusions on the theory of evolution. The Malay Archipelago is an extraordinarily accessible book. There is a wealth of detail about pre-modern life in the Indonesian archipelago which Wallace accumulated on over 60 separate journeys spanning some 14,000 miles"

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AUKE SONNEGA Artist of the Enchanting Tropics
by Didier Hamel
Price: Rp800,000

The Dutch artist, Auke Sonnega arrived in Batavia to work as a textile designer in 1935. After WW11 he moved to Ubud and took over the former studio of Rudolf Bonnet in Puri Kaleran. He developed his unique "Art Deco" style of composition and was able to paint the tropics in a way that mirrors the harmony of tropical atmospheres. He left Bali in 1957 due to political pressures.

by: Amir Sidharta
Price: Rp1,490,000

A seminal work on a major artist in Indonesia today, the Dutch-born artist Arie Smit (b.1916) first arrived in Batavia in 1938 prior to moving to Bali. This special, limited, edition is richly illustrated and is a hommage to the eldest and last generation of foreign (Dutch) painters working in pre- and past world war Bali. Arie Smit has inspired a generation of young Balinese artists who have gone on to form important style movements. A sumptuous book on a rare talent.

with Essays by: Adrian Vickers, Hedi Hinzler, Kaja McGowan & Soemantri Widagdo and the late John Darling (1946-2011)
Only 1000 copies. 424 pages with over 500 illustrations on custom made Italian art paper.
by: Bruce Carpenter
Price: Rp2,400,000 plus shipping (email:

An exquisite publicaton simply oozing with the extraordianry drawings and paintings of the master of Balinese art, Lempad. Gusti Nyoman Lempad was a co-founder and leader of the Pita Maha artists collective that revolutionized Balinese painting in the 1930's, creating modern forms while remaining deeply grounded in Bali's Hindu-Buddhist faith and culture. There are 6 essays from distinguished scholars of Bali and they focus on Lempad's life, work and death, his sources of inspiration; a meditation on his drawings collected by Cornell University anthropologist Claire Holt; his drawing style and technique; and the cultural and historical context of Indian and Southeast Asian Hindu-Buddhist art and religion related to his work. Following the essays are section or "galleries" of Lempad's art divided by themes reflecting the depth and breadth of his interests and creativity. These range across stories from the Ramayana; other Hindu and Buddhist tales; indigenous Balinese legends and folk tales; the pulse of daily life and, by extension, his "Kamasutra" chronicling human erotic activity; ritual and religion; and dance and music. This book is a masterpiece in itself.

by Rizki Ahmad Zaelani and Wayan Seriyoga Parta
Price: Rp350,000 (Limited Edition of 1000)

Nyoman Erawan is Bali's most popular abstract artist.This book is written by Rizki Ahmad Zaelani and Wayan Seriyoga Parta. It is bilingual (Indonesian / English) and the translator is Camelia Lestari. It is a Limited Edition of 1000 books. 235 pages, full colour plates including photographs of performing arts rituals and installations. Ganesha Bookshops Bali

by John Stanmeyer
Price: Rp575,000

Spirits are everywhere in Bali - in trees, temples, mountains, stones and water, and all are sacred to the Balinese. John Stanmeyer spent 5 years living in Bali, creating this reportage through the uninhibited and timeless lens of a Holga. His photographs capture practices from decades past, transcending the temporal as they live on today and into the unforeseen future. This body of work stresses the historicity of spiritual life of Bali, consisting of deeply layered imagery that is witnessed, understood and explained in full by few, yet practiced by millions.

LE MAYEUR DE MERPRES - Painter, Traveller
by J. Ubbens and C. Huizing
Text in both English and Dutch
Price: Rp2,200,000

A stunning book of the Belgian impressionist painter, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880-1958), Jean Le Mayeur, as he was known, arrived in Bali in 1932 where he met and married his muse and wife, Ni Nyoman Pollok. He remained in Bali for the rest of his life. The Japanese occupation of Indonesia during World War 11 resulted in Le Mayeur being placed under house arrest. He continued to paint using rice sack for canvas. Tourism played a vital role in the international circulation of his work as travellers eagerly bought his art. The artist's house is now a museum in Sanur in its original condition, with over 80 works exhibited.

WALTER SPIES a life in art
by John Stowell
Price: Rp1,375,000

A painter, musician, photographer, choreographer, architect.....When he died more than 70 years ago, the artist Walter Spies was known to only a few close friends. Now he is prized as one of the finest painters of the tropical landscape. His life and deeds in Bali gradually took on mythical proportions. This is a fully-documented biography in an 80,000 word text. It places the works and related documents in chronological order and supplies a catalogue of all the known works, including mention of those that have been lost. Spies was the co-founder with Rudolf Bonnet of the Pita Maha organisation of artists in Ubud . He had a close relationship with the King of Ubud, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati and together they fostered the art of Bali, especially in the Ubud area.

by Bruce Granquist
Price: Rp550,000

This is an extra-ordinary book - lavishly illustrated with 327 full colour reproductions, maps and diagrams. This book aims to make accessible the extraordinary paintings of the Batuan style. It does this by explaining some of the cultural codes that the paintings contain, as well as narratives that link them to the rich Balinese traditions. The book concentrates on the Batuan elements of line, shape and tone and through these elements communicates the meanings beyond Batuan's cultural life. A heavy tome, filled with beautiful reproductions and illustrations

by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp540,000

Balinese Art is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese Painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene. Balinese art has been popular and widely collected around the world for many decades. Starting with a discussion of the island's aesthetic traditions and how Balinese art whould be viewed and understood, this book goes on to present pre-colonial painting traditions, some of which are still practicedin the village of Kamasan - the home of "classical" Balinese art. However, the main focus is the development of new styles starting in the 1930's and how these gradually evolved in response to the tourist industry that has come to dominate the island.

Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: Rp700,000

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.

MAJAPAHIT TERRACOTTA: The Soedarmadji Jean Henry Damais Collection
by J. H. Damais Soedarmadji
Price: Rp175,000

The Majapahit Empries (13 - 16th Century) was based in the contemporary regency of mojokerta, East Java, Indonesia. Majapahit reached its peak during the reign of Rajasanagara, popularly known as Hayam Wuruk (1350-1389). Some of the brick structures of the ancient city, including gateways, temples and pools, can be still be seen today around the village of Trowulan in Mojokerto, reflecting the architecture that once defined the place. Besides stone statues and inscriptions, this mighty kingdom also left testimonies of everyday life in the form of terracotta artifacts. This book is a guide for collectors of Majapahit terracotta, to enable them to better distinguish authentic pieces from fakes or replicas. It will provice readers with insight into the exciting variety of this little known art form.

Continuity and Evolution
Text by Bruce. W. Carpenter
Photographs by Philippe Heurtault
Price: Rp700,000

Illustrated with nearly 600 photographs of rare jewellery amassed over 30 years by collector Manfred Gehmann, this book explores the depth and breadth of an ancient and magnificent tradition of the Indonesian people. The Jewellery represented in this book is from Indonesia's outer islands including Sumatra, Borneoi, Sulawesi, Sumba and Maluku. The history of the jewellery is told from the perspective of the materials used,including gold, silver, brass, ivory, shell and animal teeth. A definitive book on the magnificent jewellery of this archipelago.

Text by Anne Richter and Bruce W. Carpenter
Photography by Jorg Sundermann
Price: Rp1,100,000

Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago features ore than 700 unpublished masterpieces from the tribal, ethnic and courtly gold body ornament traditions of Indonesia's outer islands - Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Lesser Sundas and Southeast Maluku. These pieces date from the 4th to the 20th century and many are extremely rare and of high quality. This latest research has been woven together to produce a groundbreaking new book that thrusts the virtuoso gold work of Indonesia into the international spotlight.

OGOH-OGOH: Balinese Monsters
by Tamarra Kaida
Price: Rp250,000

Tamarra Kaida is a Bali-based photographer and writer and this wonderful book on the Ogoh-Ogoh of Bali is an excellent collection of the fabulous Ogoh-Ogoh that appear in Bali each Nyepi celebration. These enormous papier-mache and foam effigies of monsters appear at the Ngrupuk parade the evening before Nyepi - the day of silence, that marks the first day of the Balinese calendar. They are made by the local communities around Bali and each year seem to become even more adventurous and artful. Sarita Newson, the publisher, includes an explanatory text.

OLD JAVANESE GOLD : The Hunter Thompson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery
by John Miksic
Price: Rp750,000

This is a revised and updated edition of an earlier publication of Valerie and Hunter Thompson's extraordinary gift of Javanese gold objects to the Yale University Art Gallery. New photography and a fresh design, with updated essays to include more recent discoveries such as the Wonoboyo Gold hoard. The objects themselves are of exceptional quality and include jewellery, clothing accessories, statues, coins and containers.

MEMORIES OF THE SACRED (very large format - 30cm x 42cm)
by Rio Helmi
Price: Rp650,000

This is an outstanding book of the most wonderful photographs of Bali. Rio Helmi is a well-known and well-respected photographer living and working on the island of Bali. He has a deep insight into the Balinese people and can capture the essence of the beauty and sacredness of both the Balinese people and the island they inhabit. The photographs depict many outlying temples and rarely seen trance rites, old dance forms and unusual traditions. The majority of images are black and white and some are printed in sepia tone - this gives us a sense of history and agedness evoking both mystery and romance.

The Rudana Art Collection
by Jean Couteau
Price: Rp400,000

Bali Inspires explores the art of Bali, past and present, as seen through the lens of the Rudana family and their deep, abiding love of Bali. Featuring art in the Museum Rudana, the Rudana Fine Art Gallery and the Rudana family's private collection, this book is an extraordinary glimpse into the heart of Bali.

LIFE, DEATH & MAGIC 200 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art
Publisher: Thames & Hudson/National Gallery of Australia
Price: Rp700,000

Life death and magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art provides an evocative overview of the region's ancestral arts and culture, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. Beautifully designed, it is prolifically illustrated with works of art from countries and regions including Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, East Timor, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia and southern China which are drawn from museums around the world and the National Gallery of Australia's exceptional collection of Southeast Asian art. From the exhibition held in the National Gallery of Australia October 2010.

RUDOLF SCHMIDT - A Voyage From Europe to the Far East
by Roland Held
English and German Texts
Price: Rp950,000

This beautiful book explores the life and art of Rudolf Schmidt. This talented German artist invites us to travel to numerous countries from Europe to the Far East through his paintings. Rudolf Schmidt is probably one of the last few artists following the great tradition of Post-Impressionist style. This is demonstrated throughout his work by the importance he places on the reflection of light. Paintings of Holland, France, Spain, Germany, Bali, Java, Borneo and Sumatra.

AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY TO BALIi: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery
by Betty Reynolds (Text and Illustrations)
Price: Rp 100,000

Written and illustrated by renowned artist Betty Reynolds, An Artist's Journey to Bali is a cultural exploration into the mysterious Indonesian island of Bali. In this beautifully illustrated artist's sketchbook, the author shares her good fortune of meeting many Balinese who allowed her to witness important aspects of their lives and culture, and to participate in the religious rituals that mark their passage through the major stages of life.

IDA BAGUS MADE - The Art of Devotion
by Kaja McGowan, Adrian Vickers, Soemantri Widagdo, Benedict R. O'G Anderson
Price: Rp500,000

This book is the catalogue of a major exhibition of work by the maestro of Balinese painting Ida Bagus Made who was one of the Pitamaha founders and is generally regarded as one of the most influential Balinese artists today. This exhibition marked the 50th anniversay of Puri Lukisan Museum and fifty paintings from the estate of the artist were presented to the public for the first time. Beautifully presented and well researched.

GERARD PIETER ADOLFS : Painter of Java and Bali (1808 - 1968)
by Eveline Borntraeger-Stoll and Giani Orsini
Price: Rp 1,750,000

A sumptuous book of 420 pages, this is a major volume of the work of this extraordinary painter. Adolfs was born in Surabaya in 1898 to a Dutch family and much of his career was established in Holland. A lavish book with several hundred colour plates, bibliography and a catalogue of works 1923-67. This book is unusual in its design combining photos, memorabilia, drawings, and sketches.

SUTASOMA: The ancient tale of a Buddha-Prince from a 14th century Javanese kakawin
Translated with commentary by Kate O'Brien
Price: Rp500,000

The 14th century epic poem, Sutasoma, relates the life of a prince, born an incarnation of the Jina-Buddha Wairocana. It follows his spiritual journey to enlightenment, and his temporal journey through marriage, kingship and eventual victory over the mighty, world-threatening demon, Poruda. Kate O'Brien's new translation delivers to the reader a highly approachable and lively rendition of this Buddhist epic, comparable in both complexity and scale to that of the Ramayana, yet significantly less known or understood. This entertaining and attractively illustrated edition will appeal to readers with interest in the literary traditions of southeast Asia and of tantric Buddhism, and also to a wider audience who wish to understand the foundations, both mystical and practical, underpinning much of Javanese and Balinese society today.

by Carla Bianpoen, Farah Wardhani and Wulan Dirgantoro
Price: Rp750,000

At last, after over 70 years of Indonesian modern history, women artists are aptly represented here in this new book by Carla Bianpoen, renowned art journalist, Farah Wardhani, curator/writer and Wulan Dirgantora, curator / writer. There is a strong emphasis on the artists' biographical facts and how these relate to their works. The artists selected for this book have proven themselves over time by making their marks within the Indonesian art world, either by making aesthetic breakthroughs and their talents and skills, or by contributing greatly to the art and cultural discourse.

BALI IN THE 1930's - Photographs and Sculptures
by Arthur Fleischman
Price: Rp 900,000

This is a luxurious book published by a very fine specialist art publisher, Pictures Publisher. The text is by Paul de Bont and is based on the original manuscript written by Arthur Fleischmann during his stay in Sydney, Australia between 1939 and 1948. Arthur Fleischmann was born in 1896 in Bratislava where he studied to be a medical doctor. He also studied sculpture in Vienna and in 1937 left Europe for South Africa, then Zanzibar and on to Indonesia. "I came to Bali as a sculptor, and the Balinese have been a tremendous inspiration in my work. But sculpting is slow.... such that it can give only a few crystallised symbols of life. Photographs can capture the beauty of the human figure, especially the beauty of Balinese women".

SACRED PAINTING IN BALI: Tradition in Transition
by Thomas L. Cooper
Price: Rp 495,000

Sacred Painting in Bali is a vibrant form of folk art. Unlike Balinese commercial art, sacred paintings, once they are dedicated in a temple are believed to possess spiritual power. They are not preserved as 'works of art', but are regarded as craft products made for a specific purpose and expected to wear out in time. Sacred Paintings are 'traditional' paintings in Bali and are derived from traditional narrative, legends, fables and the Hindu epics of Mahabhrata and Ramayana. They convey a vision of niskala, the unseen world and are functionally religious. Sacred Painting is well researched and contains ninety-six full coloured pictures of painters and their works taken by the author himself.

by John Miksic and Joop Ave (editors)
Price: Rp450,000

The Indonesian National Museum in Jakarta is one of the oldest in Asia, with a history dating from the late 18th century. Its collections span an immense range in time and space, covering millions of years of natural and human history, and thousands of islands. Many of these collections have never been exhibited due to lack of available space thus the publication of this book is very welcome indeed, as it provides the readers with a chance to see these wonderful artefacts. A bibliography and museum time-line included.

by Didier Hamel
Price: Rp 1,250,000

Theo Meier was born in Bubendorf/Basel-Champagne in 1908 and from a very early age had made up his mind that he wanted to be an artist. He enrolled at the Basel School for Arts and Craft and worked his way through a scholarship and short studies in Berlin and Dresden. He dreamed of going "East" to the "Tropics" like Gauguin and others before him. He set off to find his inspiration in the south seas and arrived in Papeete, Tahiti, then on to Bora-Bora. After a short tour of the New Hebrides, New Caledonia and Australia he went on to Hong Kong, China and Singapore and then finally to Bali where he stayed for 20 years. He loved painting the Balinese women and the picturesque landscapes surrounding him. He went on to settle in Thailand where he also spent 25 years painting. Theo Meier died in Basel in 1982 and his ashes were scattered over the two inspirational places that so dominated his life, Bali and Thailand. This book is both enlightening and entertaining. It so aptly describes the fascination for the east of that time, interspersed with political, cultural and social events that shaped this artist's life.

by Achim Sibeth and Bruce Carpenter
Price: Rp750,000

"Although the art of the Batak tribes in the mountains of northern Sumatra has been admired by collectors and scholars since the 19th century, only a limited number of pieces have appeared in publications over the years. This illustrated book showcases hundreds of masterpieces of Batak sculpture from the Mandala collection. With texts by the world's leading Batak expert, Achim Sibeth, and Indonesian art expert, Bruce Carpenter, this book is a milestone in the literature on Southeast Asian tribal art".

The Art of Lesser Sundas
by Anthony F. Granucci

Price: Rp650,000

Presenting for the first time over 150 artifacts from the Author's private collection, this book offers a rare glimpse into an area of art history and prehistory which has hitherto been insufficiently explored. The richly illustrated text traces the origins of artifacts from the Lesser Sundas east of Bali, back to the time when the islands were first inhabited by man, before establishing them firmly in their historical and cultural context. Providing invaluable insight from the beginnings of what is popularly known as Oceanic art, this volume is essential for anyone interested in art history, archaeology or Indonesian culture.

Modern Indonesian Art: From Raden Saleh to the Present Day
by Koes Karnadi
Price: Rp500,000

Koes Karnadi has compiled an extremely informative guide to Indonesian Art. He has presented for us Indonesia's foremost distinguished artists and crosses over many different Indonesian art movements. Beautifully laid out and carefully researched, this book is a very welcome addition for us all. Koes Karnadi is well known and well respected in the Indonesian Art world. This book will become an invaluable reference guide to all who are interested in the evolution of Modern Indonesian Art.

TREASURES OF BALI A Guide to Museums in Bali
by Richard Mann
Price: Rp400,000

Treasures of Bali is a new full-colour guide, published by Gateway Books International in cooperation with The Bali Museum Association (HIMUSBA), that provides a comprehensive overview of all of the island's outstanding museums, both private and public. Bali has more than 23 museums scattered around the island. They are filled with various artifacts from Balinese painting, Balinese sculpture, bronze implements, stone sarcophagi to ancient lontar (palm leaf manuscripts) and Balinese Textiles. Richard Mann has visited them all and detailed here just where each of these museums are, complete with a floor plan and very useful maps. Each entry has details of the museums telephone and fax numbers, email and web addresses, opening hours and facilities. The book is richly illustrated with selected examples from outstanding collections.

by Gill Marais
Price: Rp800,000

Bali Sacred and Secret is a very special book - one that will remind us of the glorious spirituality of the island of Bali. This book celebrates the rituals that allow the living to keep in harmony with the ancestors and the forces of nature around us. A book to challenge those who visit Bali to delve beyond commercial tourism and see the depths of a living, precious culture. Gill Marais is a photojournalist and author who spends half of her time living in Bali.

ABDUL AZIZ - The Artist and His Art
By Mary Northmore-Aziz
Price: Rp1,400,000 (hard cover) and Rp700,000 (Soft Cover) (Hardback Boxed Collectors Edition)
US$ 80.00 (Softcover Edition)

Abdul Aziz (1928-2002) - A Revolutionary fighter, artist, sculptor, musician and violin maker.
This beautiful volume is a retrospective of one of Indonesia's most renowned painters. Too busy to hold exhibitions during his life and spurning the commercial art world, his life and work is now made public through this book. It reveals a world-class genius who created a stunning body of work over his lifetime, carefully reproduced in very high quality resolution for all to see and enjoy. The first part of the book is dedicated to memories, stories and anecdotes from family and friends and serve to reconstruct his early life. The second half of the book is devoted to his work which includes an essay by Astrid Wright illuminating on the context and different periods of the art of Abdul Aziz.

INDONESIA: 500 Early Postcards
by Leo Haks and Steven Wachlin
Price: Rp400,000

At a time when Indonesia was knows as The Dutch East Indies, these early postcards were often the only pictorial representation foreigners had of this amazing archipelago. The postcards in this book are divided according to seven regions: Sumatra, Java, Bali and the Lesser Sundas, southern Borneo (now Kalimantan), Celebes (Sulawesi), New Guinea (Irian Jaya) and the Moluccas and a separate section for the capital, Batavia (Jakarta). These early postcards form a vivid visual history of Indonesia: indigenous clothes and ceremonies, kampung life, the countryside, towns, the arts and monuments. Deltiologists (postcard collectors) will appreciate the inclusion of information such as cancellation date, publisher, series, and photographer or artist.

Text by Diana Darling
Illustrations by watercolourist Graham Byfield
Price: Rp 295,000

For hundreds of years Bali has fascinated and charmed newcomers, just as it captivated the English watercolour artist Graham Byfield when he first visited the island. Following the Balinese view of the tripartite nature of things, explained in the introduction, the book is divided into three parts. The World of Origins tours the mountains and lakes, with the temples and villages among them, while The Hand-Made World takes us through agriculture, architecture, art, handicrafts and markets. The Sea Coast, the final part, explores the traditional fishing villages and modern beach resorts, contrasting the old way of life and the new.

Price: Rp375,000

Inspired by Bali's color and hues this collection of Chang Fee Ming's work is a luscious look at the people and life of this exotic location. A self-taught artist born in the town of Dungun in Terengganu, Malaysia in 1959, Chang has made spectacular progress and is now among the finest of Asia's watercolor virtuosos. His works are not merely picture postcards of form, movement and composition, they blend elements that are earthy and divine, ritualistic and romantic, realistic and mythical.

Price: Rp255,000

This catalogue is the introduction to the collection of Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. This collection is not only the most complete in Bali, but it is historically related by its two founders-the prince of Ubud, Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati and the Dutch artist, Rudolf Bonnet - to the art movement of the 1930's which is at the origin of Ubud's fame in Bali and the world.

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THE GLORY OF BATIK The Danar Hadi Collection
by Judi Achjadi
Price: Rp450,000

The Glory of Batik explores the fabulous collection of Javanese batik brought together over the course of forty years by H. Santosa Doellah. The Danar Hadi Collection amounts to some 10,000 pieces spanning a century and a half, from the mid 19th century to the present day. Possibly the largest single privately owned accumulation of Javanese batik in the world, The Glory of Batik inspires a deep appreciation of this ancient art.

KAIN BEBALI/SACRED COTH: Meaning and usage in Balinese HIndu Rituals
by Ida Ayu Ngurah Puniari
Price: Rp200,000

Kain Bebali is a landmark book that brings into focus a category of very sacred textiles. The author, Ida Ayu Ngurah Puniari is the daughter of a Balinese High Priest and she has grown up with the symbols and beliefs of Balinese Hinduism. Balinese textiles are made on hand looms with natural dyes and are an important part of all Balinese ceremonies. The textiles depicted in this book are representative of these Balinese textiles.

by Tumbu Ramelan
Price: Rp450,000

Beautifully illustrated book with chapters organised by region i.e. Java, West Java, Central Java etc. Each chapter outlines the type of Batik of that particular region and then gives examples of each. The Batiks represented here are from the collection of Tumbu Astiani Ramlean.

text by Lee Chor Lin
Photography by Tara Sosrowardoyo, Lee Chee Kheong, Ho Keen Fi
Price: Rp295,000

This book examines the role of batik within the social and cultural context of modern Indonesian and Singapore, and exposes the reader to the rich plethora of styles in both classical and contemporary batik. It also provides an insight into Indonesian batik craftsmen, and pays tribute to their technical skills and artistry.

BATIK: From the Courts of Java and Sumatra
by Donald J Harper, Brigitte Khan Majlis et el
Price: Rp475,000

The batiks represented in this book are from the magnificent collection of Rudolf G. Smend. Most date from 1880-1930 when the art of batik was at its peak in Java. These batiks are from the courts of Yogyakarta and Surakarta in Central Java and sarongs from Cerebon,, Pekalongan and further north along Java's north coast. Also motifs from Sumatra. Also included in this book are 16 vintage photographs from the Leo Hak collection, which demonstrate how batik was worn at court.

by Joop Ave, Wiendu Wuryanti and Michael Hitchcock
Price: Rp550,000

Many books have been written about batik, but Grand Batik Interiors is the firt to highlight batik in the world of interior design. This book is a journey from its traditional world to one of the modern world and the use of this cloth in soft furnishings, fashion and lifestyles of today. A wonderful look at he way an ancient craft gives new perspective to a modern world of design.

by Joseph Fischer
Price: Rp450,000

Story cloths are used as ritual decorations and offerings in Balinese and Hindu temples, household ancestor shrines, and village ceremonial buildings. In STORY CLOTHS OF BALI, Indonesian art expert Joseph Fischer shares his collection of more than 100 of these exquisite Balinese Textile pieces alongside engaging text about how to utilize these textiles to study and appreciate traditional Balinese culture. The first major study of an unusual group of Balinese embroideries, STORY CLOTHS OF BALI is a fascinating glimpse into a culture rich with creativity, diversity, and tradition.

An Exhibition Catalogue from Australia National Gallery
Price: Rp575,000

This Exhibition Catalogue contains some of the greatest surviving examples of traditional Indonesian and Indian textiles. It demonstrates the exchanges of ideas, materials, designs and imagery between these two great cultures over the past 500 years. It is a full colour catalogue featuring works from the Asian textiles collection in the Australian National Gallery, and also includes five essays by curator Robyn Maxwell.

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THE BOOTONGS OF BALI and the Kingdom of Ducktopia
by Clare McAlaney
Price: Rp235,000

The Bootongs of Bali is a delightful tale and carries with it a message of hope, while sharing the potential disasters that we are headed for environmentally. Written in a unique story teller voice, this books is set to win hearts not just in Bali, but anyone who has expressed concerns at an overly-consumptive world. Featuring some of the wonderful art of the author, this book is suitable for readers from age nine and upwards, but will equally be enjoyed by adults or adult readers to children.

Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids (Ages 7 and up)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: Rp230,000 per book

Take a tour through one of the most diverse nations on earth! Indonesia is an enormous island chain stretching from Asia all the way to Australia. It's a land of many different faiths and creeds, including the world's largest Muslim population, and many different peoples who now all call themselves Indonesians. This book introduces children to a place where people in blue jeans walk alongside those in traditional sarongs, where fast cars and oxcarts share the same roads, and where village traditions still thrive in a world of cars and cellphones. This book tells children about the daily lives of Indonesian children - their classroom activities, favorite sports, holidays, foods and much more. Included is a brief introduction to Bahasa Indonesia.

TARI: The Little Balinese Dancer
by Pamela Noensie
Price: Rp185,000 per book

Tari lives a wonderful life on the island of Bali, marked by all the things that make Bali special - the lively temple celebrations, the gorgeous surroundings nad most importantly, dance. Just like her beloved grandmother, Tari lives to dance. One day, Tari's grandmother gives her a special gift and then shortly after her grandmother passes away. Tari gives her grandmother the best gift she knows how to give - a perfect performance of a dance that her grandmother, too, performed when she was young.

ATLAS UNTUK PENJELAJAH KECIL (Large format board book)
by Joseph P. Orwell
Price: Rp60,000 per book

A good introduction to the continents of the world and the countries in them. Made of sturdy board so this is a great book for young children and will last a long time in a library.

Price: Rp90,000 (Hard Cover)

A Great first Encyclopaedia of different types of work. Lots of interesting facts and very pictorial. A good first Encyclopaedia.

GO TO SLEEP, GECKO! TIDURLAH, TOKEK! (Bilingual: Bahasa Indonesia and English)
A Balinese Folktale
by Margaret Read MacDonald
Price: Rp60,000 per book

We have all had nights when we could not get to sleep. We try counting sheep, drinking warm milk, or having a hot toddy. All Gecko wants is to go to sleep, if only the chief would make everyone pipe down! In this story we learn, as does Gecko, that there are some things you just have to put up with. Hard Cover book with beautiful illustrations.

Price: Rp30,000 per book

1. Franklin dan Adik Bear
2. Franklin dan si Jagoan
3. Helm Baru Franklin
4. Franklin Lupa Tugasnya
5. Franklin Minta Maaf
6. Franklin Senang Membantu
7. Franklin dan Pohonnya
8. Pesta Ulang Tahun Franklin
9. Franklin Pergi Dari Rumah
10. Franklin Dan Pengasuhnya
11. Franklin Bermain Hoki

AKU BISA BACA FRANKLIN (Early Readers in Bahasa Indonesia)
Price: Rp30,000 per book

1. Pelajaran Musik Franklin
2. Franklin dan Pertunjukan Sulap
3. Franklin Tidak Tidur
4. Kartu Mainan Franklin
5. Klub Baca Franklin
6. Franklin Ikut Kontes
7. Detektif Franklin
8. Labu Franklin
9. Franklin dan Skuter
10. Kejutan Franklin

by Mark Twain
Price: Rp45,000

This classic tale is a story of people and places along the Mississippi River in the USA. It is the story of the high-spirited Huck and his friend Tom Sawyer who set about assisting a runaway slave, Jim. Huck and Jim set out a a raft floating down the Mississippi and it is from this adventure that we see into the Amerian soul of the time.

by Nigel Mason
Price: Rp140,000

Like all classic fairy tales, this children's book deals with essential emotions such as love, fear, danger and compassion. It also deals with a wealth of cultural information about the spiritual and ritual life of the Balinese. A mixture of fact and fiction, the story is told with great humour. From the start The Tale of the First White Elephant in Bali captures your imagination and is difficult to put down until you reach the final chapter - a miraculous happy ending with the help of Ganesha, the Hindu god os wisdom and a rooster with a splendidly colourful tail. It is beautifully illustrated by David Barrett.

by Nicholas Mark
Illustrations by Bambang Shakuntala
Price: Rp45,000

Petualangan Anak Indonesia is also known as "The Indoventurers" and it draws heavily from local traditions. This book was written by an Australian student for the Indonesian readers. Nicholas was inspired to write these stories after studying Bahasa Indonesian at Sydney University. He recalled his first visit to Indonesia when he was a small child and he remembered with great fondness the Ubud Monkey Forest. Years later, at university, he was inspired to write a story about the Ubud Monkey Forest and we follow the adventure of Wayan, a boy who dreams of entering the monkey forest but is continually forbidden by his parents because of its danerous reputation. Then we follow Mutia and the cruel witch of Minankabau and then the third story, Nanda and Dani and their mission to save Yogyakarta from dangerous volcanic eruptions. This book is a "Ganesha Bookshop" favourite!

FIRST ENGLISH WORDS Bilingual Edition English-Indonesian with CD
Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: Rp100,000

Packed with fun and useful everyday vocabulary with 36 thematic spreads each fully illustrated with fun and engaging scenarios.

by Robert Lewis Stevenson
translated by Mutia Dharma
Price: Rp45,000

Treasure Island is a tale of adventure and intrigue. Tom discovers a secret map show where the pirate Flint's treasure is hidden. He and some friends set sail in search of this treasure. Unfortunately, his crew includes a one-legged Long John Silver, a pirate also in search of the treasure. There are pirate battles and one exciting adventure after the other.

by the Brothers Brimm
translated by Ambhita D & Dhanang E.
Price: Rp45,000

Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor wood-cutter and his wife. They wander into the woods but leave a trail of breadcrumbs so that they can find their way back. The crumbs are eaten by the birds and the children are lured into the gingerbread house of the wicked witch Griselda.

THE WIZARD OF OZ in Indonesian
by Frank L. Baum
translated by Alva Indriani
Price: Rp45,000

This is the story of a young girl called Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto. Dorothy is swept away during a storm and finds herself in a strange land called Munchkinland. You will follow the adventures of Dorothy and her friends, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and the Lion as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road to meet the great Wizard of Oz.

TOM SAWYER in Indonesian
by Mark Twain
translated by M. Bahaqi
Price: Rp45,000

Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, his half-brother Sid and his cousin Mary in the town of St. Petersburg, just off the shore of the Mississippi River. Tom is a mischief maker and sneaks out of his bedroom window at night to adventure with his friend, Huckleberry Finn. This is the story of Tom's adventures on the famous river Mississippi.

A WRINKLE IN TIME in Indonesian
by Madeleine L'Engle
translated by Maria M. Lubis
Price: Rp45,000

Meg Murry is a thirteen year old girl who is very bright but has low self esteem and has problems at school. Her parents are both brilliant scientists, but her father has been mission for over a year. Meg and her brother Charles and their friend Calvin embark on a fantastic journey which ultimately places them on the planet Camazotz. Camazotz is a planet that has given in to a terrible dark shadow which threatens much of the universe and has shadowed our Earth for years. A Wrinkle in Time contains a powerful message about the power of love and the need to fight the darkness of ignorance and conformity. On another level, it is also the story of a misfit who discovers her own abilities.

Price: Rp25,000 each (in Bahasa Indonesian)

Bob the Builder is a beloved series around the world. In each book Bob has the help of some friends with renovations, constructions and repairs. The stories emphasise conflict resolution, co-operation, socialisation and various learning skills

Some of the titles in this series are:
Mengejar Roley
Bob Menolong Keluarga Landak
Pertandingan Wendy
Stegosaurus Milik Scoop
Balapan Travis dan Scoop
Dizzy Salah Pahan
Muck Main Lumpur
Travis Mengecat Kota
Trompet Bob

by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Price: Rp45,000

The Secret Garden is a charming book about a girl named Mary Lennox. Initially, she is a sickly child but when her parents die during a Cholera epidemic in India she moves to Misselthwaite Manor in England to live with her uncle. Slowly she becomes stronger and starts to take an interest in the outdoors. Mary has all kinds of adventures with strange sounds at night, funny accents and a locked garden. The Secret Garden is a classic and is a wonderful book about friendship, determination and perseverance.

by Edith Nesbit
Price: Rp45,000

The Railway Children is a story about the Waterbury family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets to the Russians. The three children, Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis, find amusement in watching the trains on the nearby railway line and waving to the passengers. They become friendly with Albert Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 down train, they are eventually able to help prove their father's innocence.

TINTIN Series in Bahasa Indonesian
Price: Rp45,000 per book

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic strips created by the Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907 - 1983) who wrote under the pen name of Herge. Set largely in modern times the hero is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter who is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy. Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character. Available in this series are:
Petualangan Tintin; Lotus Biru
Petualangan Tintin; Berutu Sang Firaun
Petualangan Tintin; Tintin di Amerika
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin di Congo
Petualangan Tintin: Wartawan
Petualangan Tintin: Pulau Hitam
Petualangan Tintin: Tongkat Ottokar
Petualangan Tintin: Kepiting Bercapit
Petualangan Tintin: Bintang Misterius
Petualangan Tintin: Rahasia Unicorn
Petualangan Tintin: Harta Karun Rackham
Petualangan Tintin: Di Kuil Matahari
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin di Negeri Emas
Petualangan Tintin: Perjalanan ke Bulan
Petualangan Tintin: Laut Merah
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin di Tibet
Petualangan Tintin: Penerbangan 714 ke Sydney
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin dan Picaros
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin dan Alpha-Art

by Murti Bunanta
Price: Rp30,000 each book (suitable for children 2 - 4 years of age)

Titles in this series are:
1. Mimi Bisa Memanjat
2. Si Kecil Berjalan-jalan
3. Lawan Kata
4. SMy First Dictionary - Color / Warna
5. Di Rumah Nenek
6. Kenali Aku
7. Di Peternakan
8. My First Dictionary - Insect / Serangga
9. La Lali dan Kawan-kawan
10. Di Manakah Aku
11. Si Kadal nakal
12. Tarian Pengusir Ular
13. Berlibur di Jalan Macet
14. Mobi dan Kawan-kawan Berlatih Olah Raga
15. Aku Adalah Istimewa
16. Andai Aku Punya Rumah Sakit
17. Katak Ingin Bermain Sirkus
18. Dokter Hama Sangat Sibuk
19. Di Taman Safari
20. Di Kebun Binatang
21. Gerakan
22. Si Tomat Bisa Berkawan

PUTRI KEMANG/PRINCESS KEMANG Bilingual Indonesian and English
by Murti Bunanta
Price: Rp100,000

The most common goal for women characters in folktales seems to be that of becoming rich and marrying the prince. This folktale is different! Princess Kemang is the story of an Independent Princess and she proposes marriage to the Prince. This is a traditional folktale from Bengkulu and is suitable for young readers from 6 to 10 years of age. It is large format and soft cover.

Also in the same series:
Princess Mandalika/Putri Mandalika
Why Are Shrimps Crooked?/Mengapa Tubuh Udang Bengkok?
Ampak and the Cunning Civet Cat/Ampak dan Musang Yang Cerdik
Princess Snail/Putri Keong
The Little Finger/Si Kelingking
The Spoiled Little Kitten/Anak Kucing Yang Manja

ERLANGGA SERIES/Bilingual English and Bahasa Indonesian
Price: Rp55,000 per book

This series of young bilingual picture books is aimed at the 3 - 6 age range. They are soft cover and very colorful. There are many in the series and we stock just about all of them. Please see the titles below to order:

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar/Ulat Yang Suka Makan
Me and My Dad!/Aku dan Ayahku!
Follow That Bear If You Dare/Ikuti Beruang Itu, Kalau Berani
Dexter Goes To The Party/Dexter Pergi Ke Pesta
Augustus And His Smile/Augustus dan Senyumnya
The Monkey With The Bright Blue Bottom/Monyet Pantat Biru
Fidgety Fish/Ikan Yang Lincah
The Dark Dark Night/Malam Gelap Gulita
The Very Busy Day/Hari Yang Sibuk
One Great Day/Hari Yang Hebat
Fidgety Fish and Friends/Ikan Yan Lincah dan Teman-teman
The Littlest Owl/Burung Hantu Terkecil
Mo's Smelly Jumper/Kaus Bau Simonyet
A Long Way From Home/Jauh Dari Rumah
The Very Noisy Night/Malam Yang Sangat Berisik
I Love You Sleepyhead/Tidurlah, Anakku
Harvey the Happy Hippo/Harvey Sikuda Nil Yang Ceria
Smiley Shark/Hiu Murah Senyum
Nobody Laughs at a Lion/Tidak Ada Yang Menertawai Singa
Munch! Munch! Munch!/Nyam! Nyam! Nyam!
Birthday Present From Mimi/Hadiah Ulang Tahun Untuk Mimi

by Sandrian Soimaud
Price: Rp220,000

Written from the perspective of a child, Sandrian takes us through an exotic journey of life in Bali. We dip into the culture, history, heritage and Balinese society through snippets of stories richly illustrated by Edith Baudrand and Wayan Leppo. These watercolour illustrations are particularly engaging as is the text. We find out what "Eating the Wind" means and what Balians do. We journey through traditional Balinese markets, and traditional Balinese ceremonies such as the Tooth Filing, Wedding ceremony, Galungan and Kuningan. What seems like a children's book can be enjoyed by all who wish to know more about Balinese culture and tradition.

Price: Rp265,000

These stories are set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands. This collection of Indonesian Children's stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children.

A BALINESE DREAM - Coloring Book
by Gaia Grant
Price: Rp90,000

This delightful coloring book follows a young Balinese girl by the name of Ketut through her daily life, from sunrise till sunset. We join her in her simple but significant discoveries about life. This coloring book provides a lively insight into Balinese childhood.

A JOURNEY TO BALI - Coloring Book
by Gaia Grant
Price: Rp90,000 Currently Not Available

This coloring book is aimed at children from the ages of 3 till 10 and it provides an insight into how children in Bali see themselves and their world. The paintings contributed by the author and by six young Balinese artists, depict the beautiful landscape and people of the exotic tropical island, Bali.

TURTLE AND DOLPHIN (Penyu dan Lumba-lumba)
by Maggie Dunkle and Margiyono
Price: Rp75,000

This is a lively and amusing story about the misadventures of three friends, Turtle, Dolphin and Seagull, as they discuss the life-threatening problems caused by plastic waste and what to do about it. They are surprised and happy when they see the children take action to clean up the beaches. Beautifully presented in a hard back edition with full illustrations and the text is in three languages - Balinese, Indonesian and English.

Sasha Visits Bali
By Shamini Flint
Price: Rp110,000

A really beautiful children's book aimed at the ages of 2 to 5 years. Sasha is on a visit to Bali with her mother and on the island encounters some intricate handicrafts in the shops, beautiful beaches and stunning gree paddy fields. A great little reader.

by Susan Tuttle-Laube, Elizabeth Waldmeier
Price: Rp175,000

Told through the eyes of a former child dancer, Sadri, this is a delightful tale set during the special Balinese celebration of Galungan. Galungan marks the victory of Dharma (order) over Adharma (disorder) and is a 10 long day festival of prayers, offerings and fasting during which time the Hindu Balinese believe that their ancestors return to their former homes to participate in this festival.

by I Gusti Made Sukanada (illustrator), Ann Martin Bowler
Price: Rp200,000

Gecko?s Complaint is a wonderful book full of vivid illustrations and delightful characters. It is the story of those who are all too ready to see the faults of others and ignore their own. The story begins when a well-fed gecko complains to the royal lion Raden about being kept awake by fireflies. The king then sets out to tour his kingdom and discovers that all the animals he encounters seem to have a complaint about one of the others. Only after speaking to the Rain does Raden find a solution to the problems.

by Trina Bohan-Tyrie (Illustrations),
Victor Mason Hardcover - 96 pages
Price: Rp185,000 (hard cover) Rp175 (soft cover)

Balinese Children¹s Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven stories narrated by the beautiful daughter of the king¹s adviser. Once upon a time, a girl is summoned to the royal chamber and from the moment she arrives, she captivates the king with her fascinating stories and radiant spirit. The tales in this collection include: The Haughty Toad, The Saintly Stork, The Rajah who Lost His Head, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Dog who Flattered a Crow, and many more

by Colin McPhee,
Trina Bohan-Tyrie (Illustrator)
Price: Rp50,000

Colin McPhee spent 6 years in the village of Sayan in Bali in the 1930's where he made an intense study of Balinese Music. At the same time he wrote a book entitled "A House in Bali" and this wonderful children's book "A Club of Small Men". This is the story of Kayun and his friends, Kantin, Dapat, Dog, Kinigan and Bedil (and also his cheeky monkey) - and their Balinese Children's Music Club, It is their story of how they come to learn to play Balinese Musical Instruments and of their encounters with the "American Stranger".

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GAMELAN SCORES: Gamelan Notation for Six Wayang Kulit Performances.
Editors Phil Acimovic, Kathryn Emerson
Price: US$30.00

This book contains notation for all the Javanese gamelan music (as well as sulukan and vocal chorus texts and melodies) presented in six wayang kulitperformances that were filmed by the Lontar Foundation: Makutharama and Sesaji Raja Suya, each performed in classical style, contemporary-interpretive style, and condensed style. All gamelan accompaniment for these performances was arranged by renowned shadow master (dalang), Purbo Asmoro.

Aesthetics, gender, and the music of wayang in Central Java
by Sarah Weiss
Price: US$49.00

In this book, ethnomusicologist Sarah Weiss, herself a gamelan musician who has directed ensembles in Australia and the USA over many years, examines for the first time the musical practices, concepts, stories, changing historical circumstances and myths that have shaped "female-style" gender playing into a uniquely significant mode of artistic practice.

This study of the musical synergy between the puppeteer and his female accompanist describes the ways in which shifting gender constructions have helped to shape and change Central Javanese music and theatre performance practice while throwing new light on the history of Javanese gender relations and culture.

A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali
by I Wayan Dibia and Rucina Ballinger
illustrations by Barbara Anello
Price: US$35

At last a fully illustrated and complete look at the most commonly seen traditional performing arts on the island of Bali. This book is rich in detail and lavish in its presentation. With introductory sections discussing the ways in which the performing arts are learned in Bali to the in depth cultural detail explaining how each is relevant in today's Bali. A huge undertaking by the authors in compiling such a wonderful presentation of Bali's performing arts. The book is enhanced with over 200 photographs and specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performances.

by Pande Made Sukerta
Price: US$10.00

A very informative and well illustrated book on this little-known Balinese stringed instrument. Rebab is played with a bow, has a coconut shell as a resonator and is part of the Balinese Gamelan Orchestra. The rebab is played by drawing a bow across the strings so that it floats back and forth freely. The writer is a well-known and very accomplished musician in Bali and has written this book to promote interest in this wonderful Balinese instrument.

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by Michael Tenzer
Price: US$18.00

A This authoritative book, newly revised and updated with an audio CD of recordings, presents an introduction to the basic types of Balinese gamelan ensembles, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the music are introduced, providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. A portfolio of color photographs and a brief guide to studying and experiencing music in Bali will prove indispensable to visitors and gamelan aficionados around the world.

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by Made Wijaya
Price: Soft Cover Edition US$70.00 Hard Cover Boxed Limited Edition (500) with DVD US$150.00

Much of Indonesia is shrouded in Majapahit mystique - but nowhere as much as in Bali, where it lies over the culture like a richly embroidered cloak. The island's red-brick architecture, its Siwa-Buddha religion, and most of the Bali's warrior-princes are descended from the great East Javanese Empire". So begins this wonderful new book by Made Wijaya, a comprehensive overview of the raltionship between Majapahit-Java and its heir, Bali. This is a sumptuous book of 336 pages featuring magnificent pictures of historical monuments from Sumatra's and Java's Hindu Buddha candi, royal palaces and tombs of Islamic sages, to the Neolithic structures in East Nusa Tenggara. Covering Pre-Majapahit, Indianization, Hindu Majapahit, Islamic Era and Majapahit Styled architecture in Bali during the Post-Majapahit era. Ten years in the making and with exhaustive research, this book is a masterpiece.

by Julian Davison, Nengah Enu
Bruce Granquist as Illustrator and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni as Photographer
Price: US$15.95

In this book Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and contructions techniques, and theintricate ornamentation used. Over 100 watercolour illustrations and photographs provide a clear picture of the island's architecture as well as an eye-opening look at a culture and a people that have captivated the world's imagination.

BALI BY DESIGN 25 Contemporary Houses
by Kim Inglis
Price: US$34.95

Bali by Design features 25 stunning contemorary homes and showcases the ideas of a new generation of talented international and Indoneisan desiigners. Each of these extraordinary houses presents new solutions for age-old challenges - illustrating how stylish modern lifestyles may be achieved through clever architecture and interior design.

by Imelda Akmal
Price: US$45.00

This new book by Imelda Amal comprises 50 profiles of well-known Indonesian architectural firms and 13 new architectural firms (the "emergings"), who are considered influential on Indonesian architecture today. The works in this book are definitely a feast for the eyes. Stunning pictures of modern buildings and contemporary designs presented on a simple white layout. There are details on each photo that explain building names and locations and also their achievements on architecture design contests.

by Popo Danes
Price: US$45.00

Popo Danes is recognised as one of the leading Architects in Bali today. His work is a blend of art and spiritual architecture with a sensitivity that is hard to surpass. This book is packed with architecture that will raise your spirit. Popo's traditionalism is not forgotten here, but enhances his new Architecture to new heights.

BALI HOME Inspirational Design Ideas
by Kim Inglis
Price: US$25.00

Bali is an island paradise that inspires countless dreams of tropical beaches, exotic people and gorgeous views. More than just an increasingly popular tourist destination, Bali is also a global leader in tropical design, showcased in all its glory in Bali Home. Covering over 100 homes, garden estates, hotels, restaurants and more, this book gives a tantalizing glimpse of the latest design trends coming out of Bali. Full-colour photography, both of decorative details and architectural concepts, is accompanied by an insightful text that gives attainable interior design tips to tropical dream seekers.

BALI LIVING : Innovative Tropical Design
by Gianni Francione
Price: US$45.00

From the author of the bestselling Bali Houses comes an inspirational new look at Balinese modern architecture and design. Bali Living is a unique selection of private homes, rental properties, restaurants, villas and wedding facilities. Traditional Balinese compound architecture is evident throughout but most of the buildings included are contemporary structures that reinterpret old forms and materials in new and exciting ways.

PARADISE BY DESIGN : Tropical Residences and Resorts
by Bill Bensley,
Price: US$49.95

The 27 resorts and homes featured in Paradise by Design are set amidst resplendent tropical gardens and spread from China to India to Bali. Focused in Asia Pacific, these buildings are unconventional, sensual and hold a special reverence for the tropical climate. Focusing not only on the architecture of the buildings, but also the landscape design, interior design, horticulture and fine arts and crafts found within and without these buildings.

by Amir Sidharta
Price: US$45.00

25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia offers a selection of the best contemporary architecture in the Indonesian Archipelago, ranging from a new type of urban shop house to dramatic and flamboyant buildings emerging from the countryside. Drawing on classical Indonesian aesthetics and conventions and blending these with dynamic, cutting-edge design ideas, modern architecture in Indonesia has become dramatically aligned with international concepts of space, incorporating stunning local elements and materials.

by Anita Lococo, Angelika Taschen (ed)
Price: US$25.00

A superb Taschen book on this beautiful Island paradise. Anita Lococo has lived for many many years in Bali and has reproduced here a fabulous collection of photographs (by Reto Guntli) depicting just what this island has to offer from his rich cultural heritage. Browsing this book just makes you want to run out there to Bali and immerse yourself amongst the beauty of the architecture, style and nature's richness. You will find yourself returning time and time again to this beautiful book.

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Price: US$39.95

Depicting traditional styles of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore used in contemporary settings. This book focuses on tropical themes such as verandahs, garden pavilions etc. An inspiration to bring some exotica into your home. by William Warren and photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni.

by Rio Helmi & Barbara Walker.
Price: US$45.00

This sumptuous book of more than 330 colour photographs and an illuminating text presents Bali's distinctive style. From picturesque bamboo dwellings to contemporary Bali homes, from traditional objects and art forms to handicrafts, the essence of Bali's fascinating culture is revealed.

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by Robert Powell.
Price: US$48.00

Contemporary tropical architecture depicting houses from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, India and Sir Lanka and includes works by Charles Correa and Geoffrey Bawa.

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Price: US$35.00

This book is perfect for gardening enthusiasts and professional landscape architects alike. It is full of wonderful photographs of magnificent gardens both contemporary and traditional. Bali is well-known for its
magical landscape and this book is a great documentation
of this "Garden of Eden". Paperback Edition.

by Julian Davison, Mubinas Hanafi (illustrator), Bruce Granquist (illustrator)
Price: US$21.95

A step by step guide to the architecture of Bali. This book is full of watercolour illustrations of domestic and religious architecture including the most important sites, construction techniques, design and building types. A very informative text and beautiful illustrations.

by Made Wijaya
Price: US$46.00

An inspirational and highly decorative book with evocative drawings and sketches by ChangHuai-Yan and superb photographs by many international photographers.

Price: US$22.95 (paperback)

Asian secrets of health, beauty and relaxation. Luxury spas are Asia's hottest trend. Massages beneath swaying coconut trees is no longer a figment of the imagination. In this book you will find these - and many more delights - photographed in the unbelievable luxury of Asia's finest tropical spas.

The Art of Tropical living Photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Text by Gianni Francione

Price: US$34.95

A superbly illustrated book depicting the new way in which architects and interior designers are using the natural resources available on beautiful Bali to create contemporary villas, resort, bungalows, shop and restaurants.

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The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali
by Vivienne Kruger
Price: US$18.95

In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali, Dr. Vivienne Kruger brings to life Bali's time-honored and authentic village cooking traditions. In over 20 detailed chapters, Dr. Kruger explores how the island's intricate culinary art is an inextricable part of Bali's Hindu religion, its culture and its community life. This book provides a detailed roadmap for those who wish to make an exciting exploration into the exotic world of Balinese cooking chapters on:The traditional Balinese kitchen, Snacking at a roadside warung food stall, Visiting a traditional Balinese market, Preparing delicious satays with a Balinese twist, Brewing heavenly Bali coffee.

Organic, Raw, Vegan, Low GI, Gluten Free, Superfoods
by Amanda Battley
Price: US$40.00

Packed with fabulous recipes: organic, raw, vegan, low gi, gluten free and super foods! Amanda opened the organic restaurant in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali named "Buddha Soul Organic Fusion" and after it's amazing success, decided to compile a book full of the recipes she uses in this restaurant. Beautifully illustrated and very easy to follow recipes.

Cooking Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for Health and Healing at Home
by the Team at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat in Bali
Price: US$30.00

The recipes in this book all come directly from the Panchakarma menu at Sukhavati and have been created based on Ayurvedic principles for nourishment and cleansing. This book also features information on the ancient science of Ayurvedic Medicine, also known as the 'Science of Longevity' as well as information on the healing qualities of food. Lavishly illustrated with easy to follow recipes.

by Will Meyrick
Price: US$45.00

Sarong Inspirations charts Will Meyrick's journey in Asia over 15 years of working and travelling - from his very early days of discovery in Thailand through to motorcycle dashes across Laos and stints of life in Khmer villages and Indian homestays to learn the secrets handed down from generation to generation. This book has over 100 recipes from the kitchen of the famed "Sarong" restaurant in Bali and features some of the signature dishes that have made Sarong such a favourite amongst all the "foodies" of Indonesia.

INDONESIAN COOKING, Satays, Sambals and more
by Dina Yuen
Price: US$16.95

Indonesian Cooking is Chef Dina Yuen's culinary exploration of the world's largest and most diverse archipelago the fabled Spice Islands of Indonesia. This is a vibrant, multi-layered nation with a fabulous and largely unexplored cuisine and her easy-to-follow recipes now make them accessible to everyone. The dishes in Indonesian Cooking range from the familiar Chicken and Beef Satays, Lumpia Spring Rolls, Fresh Steamed Vegetables with Peanut Dressing (Gado-Gado) and Nasi Goreng (Traditional Indonesian Fried Rice) to more exotic dishes like Spicy Lemongrass Beef, Burned Sugar Pork, Grilled Swordfish with Fragrant Yellow Rice, and Tamarind Roasted Prawns. These flavorful recipes are easy to make with ingredients readily found in any well-stocked supermarket. Bring the tastes of Indonesia home with the help of Indonesian Cooking!

MOZAIC French Cuisine, Balinese Flavours
by Chris Salans
Price: US$35.00

Using modern French techniques of cooking and presentation, the classically-trained Chris Salans incorporates both everyday and exotic Indonesian and Balinese ingredients in his cooking. The resulting flavours are sometimes surprising - and after years of research and trial and error, French-Balinese gastronomy is born. The recipes are organised around 17 ingredients found in Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia, all of which are keys to the inspiration behind the dishes at Mozaic resaurant in Ubud, Bali. This is the perfect book memento for diners who want to replicate the Mozaic culinary experience at home.

by Heinz von Holzen
Price: US$35.00

This wonderful cookbook is by Swiss-born, Bali resident Heinz von Holzen. The first section is on the dressings and condiments that accompany a meal - shallot and lemongrass dressing, green chilli sambal, the various spice pastes that make up the flavour and base of most dishes and stock. Then iconic dishes of Bali such as roast duck in banana leaf, babi guling, various sates and the crackers that accompany every meal. A substantial section is on rice and noodles, where the famous bakso and soto ayam are featured. This is a great book for both the beginner and the seasoned cook as it introduces the nuances and flavours of Balinese street food in an easy-to-read manner. Over 70 great recipes.

by Heinz von Holzen
Price: US$20.00

Another wonderful cookbook by Heinz von Holzen - owner of three very popular restaurants in Bali. This easy to follow, step by step guide, introduces the reader to such wonderful delicacies as Corn and Fern Tips with Grated Coconut. One-dish meals are included, such as Fried Rice with Chicken and Prawns, and Mushroom Soup. Main dishes like Balinese Lamb Stew, Roast Chicken in Banana Leaf and Minced Seafood Sate will definitely impress your guests. Great desserts such as Coconut Pancakes, Fruit in Coconut Dressing, Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas) or Steamed Jackfruit Cake.

by Rose Prince
Price: US$45

The is an excellent authentic Indonesian Cook Book. The Real Taste of Indonesia is filled with wonderful recipes to create real Indonesian food. From the sweet dishes of Java to the spicy kitchen of Sumatra - Yellow Rice, Rendang, Babi Buling etc. This unique collection of recipes has been passed from grandmothers to mothers, to daughters and sons. There is a wealth of additional information such as information on the Balinese cuisine, where, through the influence of Hinduism, more pork is eaten than in the rest of this mostly Islamic country.

by Heinz Von Holzen and Lother Arsana
Price: US$18.50

Authentic Recipes from Indonesia includes over 60 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of ingredients and cooking methods, enabling the reader to reproduce the flavours of the Spice Islands at home. Included are Padang favorites from West Sumatra, healthy Javanese vegetable creations, succulent satay and poultry dishes from Bali and Lombok and unusual recipes from Kalimantan and Flores.

by Lonny Gerungan
Price: US$34.95

Bali has long been famous for its rich tradition and stunning landscape but now its cuisine is making a mark on world food markets. Lonny Gerungan takes us on a food journey second to none as we explore the authentic dishes of this magical paradise. With detailed information on a wide variety of ingredients, such as herbs, spices and vegetables which are specific to the Balinese cuisine, we head into chapters dedicated to street food, snacks, exotic drinks, and mouth-watering desserts - even a chapter specifically on rice! Readers will learn how to recreate 'the food of the gods'.

by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: US$15.00

Chef and restauranteur Heinz von Holzen's specialty is Balinese cuisine and this little cookbook is a delightful collection of the very best that Balinese food has to offer. Recipes include: Green Papaya Soup, Corn and Fern Tips with Grated Coconut, Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf, Fried Noodles with Vegetables, Black Rice Pudding, Steamed Jackfruit Cake. Step-by-step instructions to create your masterpieces at home.

by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: US$15.00

Chef and restauranteur Heinz von Holzen's specialty is Balinese cuisine but this little cookbook has a selection of the very best dishes from around the Indonesian archipelago. Packed with gorgeous photographs and step-by-step instructions this book will take you through a unique collection of tantalizing dishes made with delicious ingredients. A good insight into local cooking traditions and techniques will give you inspiration to try each one of the recipes.

BALI UNVEILED - The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine
by Heinz von Holzen
Price: US$30.00

Bali Unveiled?The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine uncovers the mysteries of the Balinese cuisine that has been little explored before the author - Chef Heinz von Holzen stepped foot on the island. Together with American author and Balinese cultural authority Fred Eisman Jr who has written several books on Bali?s culture, Chef von Holzen delves further into the food culture of Bali, uncovering spices, ingredients and cooking techniques, and unveils them all in this delightful cookbook. The book is filled with authentic Balinese recipes and photographs of traditional village people preparing and cooking Balinese food. Heinz is head chef at his very popular restaurant Bumbu Bali and runs cooking classes there several times a week. This book is an absolute treasure!

by Janet De Neefe
Price: US$20.00

Full of family stories, descriptive detail and brimming with infectious enthusiasm, Fragrant Rice is a lifestyle book with a difference. When Janet De Neefe made her first trip to Bali in 1984 she felt an immediate connection to the island. There, she fell in love with the Balinese, their culture and their food. Now almost twenty years later, Janet and her husband Ketut have four children and run two highly successful restaurants in Ubud, Bali. Fragrant Rice is an intriguing life story with food as its main ingredient. The book is interspersed with mouth-watering Balinese receipes.

Price: US$15.

A well illustrated and informative cookbook. by Heinz Vonhozen and Lother Arsana.

Price: US$18.95

A well illustrated and informative cookbook by Heinz Vonhozen and Lother Arsana.

(The Baraka of Bali)
Price: US$15.00

Bali: Life is an Offering is a multi-faceted documentary film luminous with images of Bali's rich traditional culture and breath taking natural beauty, produced by an award-winning international team. The film revolves around exceptional people and profound projects based on the island, working to maintian and enhance Bali's social, environmental and cultural harmony.

Price: US$10.00

Award winning film by director Daniel Ziv. Boni, Ho & Titi are three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta. Jalanan follows these young marginalised musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also panting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia's frenzied capital city.

Directed by John Darling and Lorne Blair
Produced by John Darling
Language: English and Bahasa Indonesia
Price: US$30.00

A re-release of an acclaimed documentary classic by John Darling - a film about the life and death of the 116 year old Balinese master artist. This film tells the story of this remarkable man against the background of the island's changing fortunes over the past 100 years. It begins by showimg him just before his death and then follows the elaborate preparations for his cremation and the consequent release by fire of his spirit into the next world. A wide selection of Lempad's work is shown including the drawings, paintings, sculpture and architecture which have enriched the cultural life of Bali.

by Lawrence and Lorne Blair
Price: US$50.00

This exciting series documents the 10 years voyage of two filmmakers, brothers Lorne and Lawrence Blair, through the world's largest and least known archipelago - the exotic, mysterious islands of Indonesia. The Blair brothers sailed with pirates aboard their black-sailed schooners in search of the Bird of Paradise, struggled through rapids and deep jungles searching for elusive nomadic tribes, witnessed veiled forms of human sacrifice and found themselves drawn into ten years of danger and discovery in a magical land where ancient myths still flourish.

RUDOLF BONNET Drawer and Painer (1895-1978)
Produced by Hugo van Zoest, Marianne Wieberdink and Suzanne Wieberdink
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
Price: US$25.95

This 40 minute documentary showing the life and work of the Dutch artist and painter Rudolf Bonnet. He lived most of his adult life in Ubud Bali and became involved in local issues and community life. Together with the German artist, Walter Spies, he established the Pita Maha Art movement - a radically different style of painting to arise in Bali. He was detained under the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and was sent to an internment camp in Makassar. He was forced to leave Bali in 1957 after he refused to sell a painting to President Soekarno but was able to return 15 years later.

Directed by John Darling
Produced by John Darling and Sara Darling
Language: English subtitles
Price: US$30.00

The Healing of Bali is John Darling's observation of the Balinese response to the bombing of 12 October 2002 and the aftermath. His film presents an intimate insight into traditional and modern Balinese methods of grieving and healing. As part of the grieving process, many people affected by the bombing visit 'paranormals' to speak again to the deceased and hear of their wishes. A young Australian woman who lost her Indoneisan husband in the bombing, discusses the comfort and strength she gained from working with a spirit medium. A profoundly moving documentary.

Directed by John Darling
Produced by John McLean
Language: English and English subtitles
Price: US$70.00

In 3 parts. Part 1 is called Between the Mountain and the Sea and covers an enormous scope of history. This film explores the geological and cultural influences which have contributed to the evolution of Balinese cosmology. The film narrates the turbulent history of the Balinese poeple from the first arrival of Europeans, the conquest of the Dutch, an ensuing history of warfare and resistance, and finally being absorbed into Indonesia after World War Two. Part 2 is called The Path of the Soul and explains the beliefs and rituals of the Balinese people throughout their life cycle. The film decpicts both childbirth and death rituals, and focuses on the training and work of priests and the role of temples in every aspect of daily life. Part 3 is called Demons and Deities and is about village temple festivals, involving sacred dances, ritual trances, animal sacrifices and other religious community activities.

Produced by Marquis Henry de la Falaise
Price: US$29.95

Legong: Dance of the Virgins was filmed entirely on location in Bali in 1935. It is a tragic tale of love denied - Poutou, a respected Legong dancer, falls in love with a young musician, Nyoung. Her father is delighted with Poutou's choice and wants to help her to conquer Nyoung's heart. But Poutout's half-sister Saplak wants the musician herself. When Nyoung chooses Saplak, Poutout drowns herself. Legon's real theme is much more than mere melodrama - it is the delineation of Balinese culture. de la Falaise captured religious rituals including frenetic dances and mystical parades. It is an absorbing and mesmerizing quasi-documentary.

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click here to listen to a sample of Balinese gamelan music

Balinese Music is one of the most seductive kinds of music in the modern world. The traditional Balinese Orchestra is called a Gamelan Orchestra and it is comprised of various forms of percussion. There is a large range of gongs, metallophones and xylophones and they are played in a lively and engaging fashion. The music itself is complex and very vibrant.

Many western composers have been so captivated by the music of Bali that have spent many years documenting, recording and immersing themselves in it. One of the best-known of these composers is Colin McPhee (1900 - 1964) who went to Bali in the 1920s and 1930s where he spent many long years contributing to Balinese Music by funding orchestras and special performances.

Gamelan music almost always accompanies all the ritual festivals in Bali. There are different types of music for every occasion and some samples of these are listed below;

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The Barong Dance

The Barong Dance is perhaps the most well-known of all Balinese Dances. It tells the story of the fight between good and evil. Rangda is the powerful Black Magic demoness challenging the authority of the King Erlangga - this is the fight between good and evil. This conflict sees Rangda cast her spell over the soldiers and they are overcome by madness and the desire to stab themselves with their own weapons - keris. (the Keris Dance) During the final conflict the king is represented as a powerful Barong (a mystical lion like creature) who finally overpowers the spell of Rangda.

The Kecak Dance

The unnerving sounds and rhythms of the sound of chak, chak, chak electrify the stage of the Kecak Dance. This dance has a vocal orchestra of around 150 men and was conceived by the German painter Walter Spies and the dancers of Bedulu Village in the 1930s. Today it is one of the most watched dance performances in Bali. There are excerpts from the Ramayana story when the demon King Rawana leaps into the centre of the circle and the men respond by simulating his flight with long hissing sounds. When Hanuman enters the mystic circle, the men become an army of chattering monkeys - hence the nickname of "Monkey Dance".

The Legong Dance

Of all the classical balinese dances, the Legong is the most beautiful. It is performed by young women wearing exquisite brocaded costumes and crowns of frangipani blossoms. The movements are highly stylized and structured and were first perfomred nearly 200 years ago. The name Legong derives from leg meaning "elegant movement" and gong for the music. The girls perform the dance in unison, tightly bound in their costumes and their headresses quivering with each dance movement. It is one of the most famous of all Balinese Dances.

Gamelan Jegog

Jegog is the name give to the huge bamboo xylophones that make up the orchestra of Jegog. This gamelan orchestra is traditionally found in the west of Bali in the province of Jembrana. Each ensemble is made up of six groups of bamboo xylophones and each xylophone has eight bamboo tubes. The sound of this ensemble resembles the sound of roaring thunder. The Jegog accompnies Kebyar dances and also the Bull Races in west bali.

Gamelan Rindik

The Gamelan Rindik is made up of four pairs of bamboo xylophones, cymbals, flutes and one drum. This orchestra is used to accompany the social dances of Joged - a popular dance in the tourist venues of Bali. The Joged dancer goes into the audience and taps a man on the shoulder who is then obliged to dance with her in the Balinese style. It is always funny and a little sassy too. The music of the Gamelan Rindik is up-beat and very lively.

Suling (Flute)

This gamelan group is made up of 25 to 30 suling players and is the orchestra that mostly accompanies the Kebyar performances. Sulings also accompany each Balinese Orchestra, and can be heard drifting in and out through the sharper sounds of the metallaphones. Sulings are made from bamboo and the players utilize circular breathing.

The Best of Gamelan Bali Part 1

The Best of Gamelan Bali Part 2

The Best of Gamelan Bali Part 3

The Best Dances in Bali (Best Seller)

Gong Kebyar Kreasi Baru

Tabuh Bebarongan

Gamelan Gender

Legong Gunung Sari

Bali Belly Dance
Enchanting compositions of Bali Belly Dance Music

Made In Bali India
A combination of elegant Balinese music and exotic Indian music of Sitar and Tabla.

Bali Meets Indiana
The fusion of Indian Sitar and Balinese Gamelan with a selection of chill, and downtempo dance tunes.

Bali Meets Asia - Oceans of Tranquility by Dore
Gentle music and the sounds of nature combine to bring you the healing powers of Bali meeting Asian Rythyms. Transcend to a peaceful and stress free life.

From Bali To Jogja
A wonderful blend of modern and traditional instruments from both Bali and Java.

Retreat To Ubud
Remind yourself of this wonderful town in Bali. Let the music transport you back to the ricefields and laneways of Ubud.

Bali Nature's Spa
Experience an enchanting blend of Gamelan Slonding, Percussion, Sitar, Violin and Keyboard, set to a background of gentle falling water and the sounds of the rainforest.

Bali Spa Music - Retreat to Nature
Dream away to the sounds of paradise with traditional Balinese Gamelan and the soft sounds of nature such as waterfalls, birds and waves.

Bali Spa Piano & Angklung
A melodious Piano meets the Angklung (bamboo instrument). Evokes pure relaxation and a sense of balance.

Bali Spa Piano & Gamelan
A melodious Piano meets Balinese Traditional Gamelan. An unusual and harmonious mix.

Bali Yoga
A wonderful blend of Sacred Balinese Gamelan (Slonding), percussion, keyboards, sitar etc. Take a deep breath and clear your mind - let the music wash over you and rejuvenate your body and soul.

Bali Yoga 2
Another wonderful blend of Sacred Ballinese Gamelan (Slonding) with percussion, keyboards, sitar etc. Take a deep breath and clear your mind - let the music wash over you and rejuvenate your body and soul.

Bali Relaxation Lounge
Bali Relaxation Lounge is pure chill-out music. Soft tones of the gamelan and bamboo flutes.

Bali Relaxation Lounge 2
Part 2 of pure chill-out relaxation music. Soft tones of the gamelan and bamboo flutes.

Bali Relaxation Lounge 3
Music for Mind, Body and Soul. Let the gentle melodies guide you into a deep state of relaxation.

Dreamland Piano
Beautiful piano music - ideal for relaxation, massage, meditation. This music is smooth as silk.

Return to Jogja

Sunda Africa/No Risk No Fun

Sunda Africa 11 (Sundanese music with Indo-Africa Drums)

Degung Purbasaka

Samba Sunda

Degung Sabilulungan

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