Indonesian Language Resources

pocket Indonesian Dictionary

Revised and Expanded
Price: Rp92,000

Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people travelling to Indonesia, Pocket Indonesian Dictionary is an essential tool for communication a great way to learn Indonesian. It features all the essential Indonesian vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. It’s handy pocket format and easy-to-read type will make any future trip to Indonesian much easier. It contains important notes on the Indonesian language, Indonesian grammar and Indonesian pronunciation.

by James Harvey
Price: Rp160,000

This book contains everything you need to speak and write Indonesian for travelling and holidays. The book is structures so you get the most out of using the technique of word association and some diversions for light relief. The simplicity of presentation, humor and cartoons, make learning a joy rather than a chore.

by Laszio Wagner
Price: Rp150,000

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TUTTLE CONCISE INDONESIAN DICTIONARY: Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian
by A. L. N. Kramer, Willie Koen and Katherine Davidsen
Price: Rp198,000

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: Rp260,000

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: Rp115,000

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: Rp238,000

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.

James Neil Sneddon, Alexander Adelaar, Dwi Noverini Djenar and Michael C. Ewing
Price: Rp690,000

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: Rp350,000

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: Rp198,000

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: Rp140,000

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
Price: Rp145,000

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: Rp160,000

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: Rp68,000

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: Rp140,000 (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: Rp140,000 (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.

Balinese Language Resources

Balinese-Indonesian-English and English-Balinese-Indonesian
by I Gusti Made Sutjaja
Price: Rp210,000

"Tuttle Concise Balinese Dictionary" has both Balinese to English and English to Balinese sections. It's compact size allows for easy transport without limiting the content. This Balinese dictionary is perfect for Balinese language students, or business people and tourists traveling to the Bali. It contains over 18,000 words and expressions, carefully selected to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in Bali. In addition, extensive information on Balinese grammar and Balinese pronunciation are included. This dictionary contains the following features: 25,000 Balinese words and expressions. Up-to-date local Balinese slang and idioms. A guide to Balinese pronunciation and Balinese Grammar. English and Romanized Balinese script. Extensive notes with detailed tips on usage and social context. Parts of speech, common phrases and idiomatic expressions.

EVERYDAY BALINESE - Your Guide To Speaking Balinese Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours
by I. Gusti Made Sutjaya
Price: Rp250,000

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: Rp68,000

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.

Indonesian Ecology and Nature

by Deniek Surkarya and Ani Yudhoyono
Price: Rp1,980,000

This is an easy-to-use practical guide to the huge plant collections of the Botanic Gardens of Indonesia. Through concise information on more than 3,500 plant species, you can explore and identify trees shrubs, pandanus, palm, bamboo, ferns, succulents, climbers, herbs, aquatic plants and orchids. Packed with full colour photographs this is a must for all those interested in botanical Indonesia.

by Morten Strange
Price: Rp298,000

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. It covers important bird species found in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Of an estimated 10,000 living bird species in the world, Southeast Asia is home to over 3,000 of them--making this one of the most diverse avifaunal regions on the planet and a bird-watcher's paradise. This comprehensive guide covers over 660 species and has more than 700 color photographs. It is an invaluable guide to anyone planning a visit to Asia who is interested in birds. It gives a distribution map for each species and a checklist at the back.
Many of the photographs in this book appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to illustrate the most important species and their key features. The text provides vital information to ensure accurate identifications. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia is indispensable reading for bird lovers everywhere.

by Morten Strange
Price: Rp498,000

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia is the best, most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of Indonesia. Because of its vast size and geographical location, Indonesia has the world's most diverse avifauna. It boasts of more than 1,600 species--of which 235 rare birds are only found in Indonesia--making it the world's number one travel destination for bird-watching.
This bird field guide covers a total of 912 species, including most of the non-migratory and endemic species that are seen only in Indonesia and a number of threatened and endangered species. A photograph and distribution map is given for each bird. Many new photographs of Indonesian birds appear in this volume for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the important characteristics of each bird. The concise text provide vital information, and an index of common names is provided at the back of the book.

by Ruchira Somaweera
Price: Rp195,000

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 89 reptile and amphibian species of Bali is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the region's top nature photographers, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, occurrence and whether they are dangerous. The user-friendly introduction covers conservation, how to deal with snake bites, identification of body parts and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of Bali encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names.

by Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore
Price: Rp215,000

This is a brand new edition in full colour with laminated colour cover and gloss pages inside. Authors Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore are veteran divers and journalists with years of experience diving in Bali. Bali is truly one of the finest places in the world to dive. The sheer diversity of underwater seascapes is breathtaking Deep lushly covered walls; black sand slopes crawling with rare, bizarre and wonderful creatures; impossibly gorgeous, multi-coloured coral reefs; exotic white sand beaches and coves; heart-pumping drift dives past other-worldly undersea cliffs and legendary big fish dives. Bali has it all. This book will tell you all you need to know about Bali's world-renowned dive sites as well as its less well-known spots.

The Balinese Way to Harmony with Nature
by I Gede Suwantana
Price: Rp150,000

One of the South-East Asian eco-insights is our Balinese ecophilosophy of Tri Hita Karana. This fundamental principle of Tri Hita Karana provides a comprehensive set of universal values and practices designed to achieve prosperity, peace and happiness through the harmonious interaction of people with their surrounding world. Tri Hita Karana represents three aspects of our harmonious relationship. These three aspects are, in Balinese language 1) Parahyangan, which stands for our relationship with the highest being, God; b) Pawongan for our relationship with fellow human beings; and c) Palemahan for our relationship with the Nature and Environment.

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: Rp210,000

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.

Indonesian Studies

BHIMA’S MYSTICAL QUEST: As a Model of Javanese Spiritual Growth
by Petrus Suparyanto
Price: Rp 1,150,000
This research based on the Jasadipoeran Sêrat Déwaruci, the Ki Nartosabdan Déwaruci play, and the dhalangs' interpretation of the Déwaruci play they performed. Using three divisions of the horizontal tripartite of the Déwaruci play, and of the vertical tripartite of the wayang kulit cosmology, together with the Javanese concepts of lair, batin, and rasa, the examination of Bhīma’s quest reveals three stages of the Javanese spiritual growth, which can be systematically summarized as the purification of the corporeal feelings, the purification of the emotional feelings, and the purification of the intuitive feelings which culminates in the union with God, the so-called manunggaling kawula-Gustia.

Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali
by: Richard Fox
Price: Rp450,000

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious traditions of Southeast Asia. Through a nuanced study of Balinese script as employed in rites of healing, sorcery, and self-defense, Richard Fox explores the aims and desires embodied in the production and use of palm-leaf manuscripts, amulets, and other inscribed objects.

UNMARKED GRAVES: Death and Survival in the Anti-Communist Violence in East Java, Indonesia
by: Vannessa Hearman

The anti-communist violence that swept across Indonesia in 1965–66 produced a particularly high death toll in East Java. It also transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of survivors, who faced decades of persecution, imprisonment and violence. In this book, Vannessa Hearman examines the human cost and community impact of the violence on people from different sides of the political divide. In recent times, the Indonesian killings have received increased attention, but researchers have struggled to overcome a dearth of available records and the stigma associated with communist party membership. By studying events in a single province and focusing on the experiences of individuals, Hearman has taken a large step toward a better understanding of a fraught period in Indonesia’s recent past.

TRANSLATING THE BODY : Medical Education in Southeast Asia
Edited by Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson & John Harley Warner

Western conceptions of the body differ significantly from indigenous knowledge and explanatory frameworks in Asia. As colonial governments assumed responsibility for health care, conceptions of the human body were translated into local languages and related to vernacular views of health, disease, and healing. The contributors to this volume chart and analyze the organization of western medical education in Southeast Asia, public health education in the region, and the response of practitioners of “traditional medicine”.
“Translating the body” is a shorthand for the formulation of medical ideas, practices, and epistemologies in contexts that require both interpretation and transmission. The process is both linguistic and cultural, and in approaching medical education, the book follows recent work in translation studies that underscores the translation not merely of words but of cultures.

GAYATRI RAJAPATNI : The Woman Behind the Glory of Majapahit
by Earl Drake
Price: Rp270,000

The kingdom of Majapahit, once centred in present-day Java, Indonesia, grew to become one of the country s most glorious empires. From the late thirteenth century until the early years of the sixteenth century, Majapahit slowly expanded its reach, incorporating parts of Sumatra, Malaysia and Bali into its realm, as well as many other regions along the Straits of Malacca. Its rich history includes tales of battles with and against the Mongols, of wise kings and queens, and of an inclusive spiritual tradition; its legacy includes Indonesia s greatest works of sculpture, a unique architectural style still to be found in Bali, and epic poems such as the Nagarakrtagama. Many historians have shown that the Majapahit kingdom and its great Prime Minister Gajah Mada first united the many islands of Indonesia together under one rule. By searching through the literature of the era, author and historian Earl Drake found that one historical figure played a key role from the beginning of the Majapahit kingdom until its glory days under King Hayam Wuruk: Gayatri Rajapatni. Born a princess in her father s kingdom of Singhasari, she married Majapahit s first king, gave birth to its first queen, and was grandmother to Hayam Wuruk, its most successful leader. She witnessed the rise of the kingdom, was beloved by its people, and was greatly praised by all after her death.

The Epic Voyages of Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin of On the Origin of Species.
by Ian Burnet
Spice Islands, East Indies, Archipelago.
Price: Rp375,000

This wonderful book Ian Burnet outlines the significance of these great scientists and explorers. It brings to life all that these explorers came to encounter. It is an easy to read book with fabulous illustrations - nothing less from Ian Burnet. If you read “Spice Islands”, “East Indies”, and “Archipelago” you will love this one too. Ian reminds us that Alfred Russel Wallace is not only the independent co-discoverer of evolution but also a founder of the science of bio-geography as in the discovery of the Wallace Line which separatews the species of Asia from Australasia.

Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula
by Paul Michel Munoz
Price: Rp398,000

At a period when sea navigation depended more on the skill and courage of sailors than on technology, men were nonetheless able to build maritime regional empires that stretched from Indochina to the Indonesian Archipelago. This book, which draws on a huge body of archaeological and documentary research, provides a much-needed overview of the history of the Malay Peninsula and insular Southeast Asia from its earliest times up till the 16th century. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the international context of the political, economic and social evolution of these kingdoms, and so provides a useful background to the modern history of the region. This is an excellent book for those with a keen interest in the ancient history of the first kingdoms of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago.

GREETINGS FROM JAKARTA: Postcards of a Captial 1900 - 1950
by Scott Merrilles
Price: Rp550,000

This book is the most comprehensive visual record of Jakarta ever published covering the first half of the twentieth century which was also the last half century of colonial rule. Four hundred and sixty postcards from the author's own collection are brought together to reveal a city that has largely vanished and is barely recognizable now even to most life-long residents. This book is the result of twenty years of collecting and research by the author.

MATA JIWA - Into the Eye of Life / Tenganan Pagringsingan
by Marina Singarimbun and photographer Amalia Firman
Price: Rp650,000

An exceptionally beautiful book that portrays the people of Tenganan Pagringsingan, Bali. Whereas urban society is entangled in concerns of materialism, the people of Tenganan Pagringsingan prioritise balance and harmony between themselves and nature. This balance and harmony are nurtured through rituals and strict customary laws that cultivate self-control, which are rooted in honesty and implanted from early childhood. Gringsing cloth was the initial door by which the author entered this society.
Accompanied by her close friend who is a photographer, her exploration has continued for almost two decades. Into the Eye of Life - Mata Jiwa is a recording of this journey.
This is a memoir of all that was witnessed, contemplated and absorbed through the eyes and soul of the author.

BALI: A Cultural History
by Arthur Cotterell
Price: Rp225,000

Bali is unlike anywhere else. Despite the advent of international tourism, this Indoneisan island remains an untarnished cultural gem set in an idyllic landscape. Towering volcanoes, majestic lakes, lush forests, gushing springs, flooded paddies, golden sands and blue seas - all these spectacular features have convinced the Balinese that their island is in itself a cosmos. Land of Temples, Festivals, Art and Handicrafts the whole island seems to be a respsitory of art and nature.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BALI: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of the Pacific Paradise
by Willard A. Hanna (Author) and Tim Hannigan
Price: Rp270,000

This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners, particularly after the arrival of the first Dutch fleet in 1597. In this first comprehensive history of Bali, author Willard Hanna chronicles Bali through the centuries as well as the islanders' current struggle to preserve their unique identity amidst the financially necessary incursions of tourism.

Illustrated with more than forty stunning photographs, A Brief History of Bali is a riveting tale of one ancient culture's vulnerability—and resilience—in the modern world.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDONESIA: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis:
The Incredible Story of Southeasst Asia's Largest Nation
by Tim Hannigan
Price: Rp280,000

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.

by Laura Romano
Price: Rp150,000

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

This book has been written for all those who are interested to explore the changing cultural patterns in Indonesia from women’s eyes. Based on a series of interviews conducted in 2006 and 2007, it offers unique insights into the multi- archipelago’s social fabric and the challenges Indonesian women face today. Embedded into analysis of the specific social-cultural context, the portrayals of women in different parts of the archipelago shed light on many central themes of everyday life in Indonesia: love and marriage, the economic struggle of those in poverty and prospects of the young middle class, political openings in the reform era, values and norms governing family and community, religion, life style and personal choices.

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: Rp250,000

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: Rp575,000 Soft Cover: Rp298,000

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 Ian Burnet
Hard Cover: Rp485,000

In East Indies Ian Burnet begins in the port city of Malacca and tells the story of the 200 year struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for trade supremacy in the easterns seas. When you read this book you can almost small exotic spices over salt spray and the wet wood of the ships that transported the goods back to Europe. A thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated book filled with gorgeous maps and pictures evoking the age of sail.

ARCHIPELAGO, A Journey Across Indonesia
by Ian Burnet
Hard Cover: Rp398,000

In this third book by Ian Burnet we set sail on a journey across the archipelago of Indonesian to discover a rich cultural diversity. He describes how the early Malay people came to these islands and the influence of the Indian religions of Hinduism and Buddhism on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali. Travelling by bus, plane, train, ferry, boat, car and motorcycle from Java to Timor, he hops from island to island across the Indonesian archipelago, following the smoking volcanoes that form its spine. Ian Burnet combines his love of adventure and trael with his knowledge of history to take us on a personal journey through geographic space and historical time.

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.

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.

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 Currently Unavailable

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.

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.

Balinese Society, Culture and Religion

Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali
by Richard Fox
Price: Rp450,000

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious traditions of Southeast Asia. Through a nuanced study of Balinese script as employed in rites of healing, sorcery, and self-defense, Richard Fox explores the aims and desires embodied in the production and use of palm-leaf manuscripts, amulets, and other inscribed objects.

by Isabella Ginanneschi
Price: Rp525,000 Now Sale Price Rp298,000

Explores the many facets of this mythical island, from its verdant topography, intricate colonial history, and deeply rooted traditions and rituals, to the recent influx of hard-partying holiday-makers, holistic enlightenment seekers, bohemian expat artists, and new age entrepreneurs

MATA JIWA - Into the Eye of Life / Tenganan Pagringsingan
by Marina Singarimbun and photographer Amalia Firman
Price: Rp650,000

An exceptionally beautiful book that portrays the people of Tenganan Pagringsingan, Bali. Whereas urban society is entangled in concerns of materialism, the people of Tenganan Pagringsingan prioritise balance and harmony between themselves and nature. This balance and harmony are nurtured through rituals and strict customary laws that cultivate self-control, which are rooted in honesty and implanted from early childhood. Gringsing cloth was the initial door by which the author entered this society.
Accompanied by her close friend who is a photographer, her exploration has continued for almost two decades. Into the Eye of Life - Mata Jiwa is a recording of this journey.
This is a memoir of all that was witnessed, contemplated and absorbed through the eyes and soul of the author.

A Temple, a Museum, and a Mask
by Ron Jenkins
Price: Rp250,000

Saraswati in Bali explains how one of the world's most famous tourist destinations strives to preserve its cultural traditions through the ceremonies, shadow plays, and masked dances held at the Pura Madya temple festival as well as the art collection, landscaped gardens, and cultural events at the nearby ARMA Museum.

Theater professor Ron Jenkins has studied Balinese arts and culture for more than thirty years. In this enlightening volume, he shares vivid descriptions of the festival and lively interviews with painters, dancers, farmers, kings, and priests to illustrate Balinese beliefs in the sacred power of art and literature. He also documents how ancient texts inscribed on palm-leaf manuscripts suggest that Saraswati's teachings enrich human life with invisible meaning.

Worshipped as the goddess of knowledge, beauty and the arts, Saraswati continues to influence daily life in Bali.

Culture, Heritage, and Landscape in an Open Fortress
Edited by I Nyoman Darma Putra and Siobhan Campbell
Contributions by Mark Hobart, Michel Picard, Graeme MacRae, Carol Warren, Jean Couteau etc.
Price: Rp150,000

Collectively, this volume makes clear that questions of 'sustainability' in relation to Balinese tourism are now as much, if not more, related to the natural environment than they are to aspects of material and performing culture. As Carol Warren reveals in her contribution, this is in part related to Bali's entanglement in international heritage schemes and conventions which accentuate the links between nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. Several authors discuss the deployment of the Balinese model of Tri Hita Karana in this context, a concept taken to encompass the interconnectivity of the divine, human and environmental domains.

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: Rp250,000

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.

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: Rp250,000

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: Rp255,000

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: Rp300,000

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.

by Fred B. Eiseman
Price: Rp412,000

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.

by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp288,000

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.

Indonesian Travel

by Tim Hannigan
Price: Rp198,000

Tim Hannigan leads readers on an eye-opening excursion around the archipelago, from the outer fringes where tribesmen still wear penis gourds and ritual battle gear to 21st-century cities filled with fashion bloggers, feminist activists, punk pioneers, and scandalous celebrities.
He provides a quick introduction to Indonesian history, a rundown on traditional arts, insights on why Jakarta is the social media capital of the world, and tips on where to enjoy the region’s thriving pop, jazz, and alternative music scenes.
More than just an Indonesia travel guide, this volume is packed with lively articles on everything from office culture and the Indonesian blogosphere to dating rituals and TV soap operas.
Illustrated with hundreds of colourful images and loaded with the kind of insights that only an author with a lifelong passion for the country could provide, a Geek in Indonesia will enlighten and entertain Indonesian culture enthusiasts, backpackers, first-time visitors, newly-arrived expats, and longtime Indonesiaphiles alike.

by David Bowden
Price: Rp185,000 Now Sale Price Rp99,000

Though one of the smallest islands of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali has miles of world-famous beaches, perfect for sunbathers and surfers. But Bali also has extraordinary inland attractions, including picturesque rice terraces, the towering Kintamani volcano, the holy forest with its wild monkeys and the romantically sited water temple of Ulun Danu. The island has a rich cultural heritage with over 20,000 temples and numerous colourful festivals and ceremonies. A great book to travel with and also a good keep-sake.

by Paul Greenway
Price: Rp300,000

Whether readers are planning a trip to Bali or just fantasizing about one, "Journey Through Bali & Lombok" makes for an unforgettable Bali travel guide. Containing more than 300 color photographs, this breathtaking volume brings you from the trendy beach of Seminyak to the Monkey Forest at Sangeh and the hot springs along Lake Batur to the sunken wrecks off Tulamben.
Through stunning photographs, readers climb Lombok's smoldering Mt. Rinjani volcano and explore the nearby rustic Gili Islands and Nusa Lembongan. Greenway was a longtime resident of Bali and still considers it his spiritual home. "Journey Through Bali & Lombok" capture the region's stunning natural landscapes and the lives and experiences of the Balinese people including their renowned religious festivals, gamelan music, and painting and craft traditions. For example, an image of the cliff-top temple of Pura Luhur Ulu Watu during a sunset dance performance complete with hypnotic chanting and fire-walking reveals intriguing aspects of ancient Balinese culture."

by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: Rp276,000

The 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.

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: Rp350,000

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.

Indonesia's Most up-to-date Travel Atlas / Third Edition
Price: Rp220,000

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: Rp348,000

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: Rp325,000

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: Rp90,000

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.

4th Edition
Price: Rp250,000

Finding your way around Bali has never been easier This newly revised Street Atlas from Periplus, Asia's leading book and map Publisher, is designed for Bali residents and visitors. It is the first and only atlas of Bali produced to world-class cartographic standards. All roads are color-coded with major arteries in bright yellow and orange. All key landmarks are highlighted - including beaches, temples, hotels, shops, restaurants, shopping malls, consulates, government offices, hospitals, clinics, police stations, schools, parks, banks and golf courses. Towns and tourist areas are shown at scales of 1:10,000 to 1:15,000 to provide detailed coverage of these important areas. Other parts of the island are shown at scales of 1:60,000 or 1:75,000 for ease of reference and minimum page-flipping. User-friendly indexes at the back list all streets, towns, villages and buildings for quick reference.

Seventh Edition
Price: Rp90,000

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

Price: 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.

Travel Bali

SECRET BALI An Unusual Guide
by Narina Exelby and Mark Eveleigh
Price: Rp250,000

Let Secret Bali guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Bali guide book and let our local experts show you the well-hidden treasures of this amazing city. Ideal for local inhabitants and curious visitors alike. Black sand that has healing power, why you should not whistle while strolling down a nocturnal beach, Bali’s most beautiful and least-visited rice terraces, a very special gift to take home from Bali, a workshop where Batiks are created with unique natural dyes, a place to petition the spirits for a baby, the flute-playing pigeons of Ubud, an enchanting village of unique traditionally styled bamboo roofs, a haunting reunion of some of Bali’s most outrageous demons, one of the worlds best unofficial street-art exhibitions, a tree it is impossible to plant, an ancient fertility statue with more than the usual quota of penises, the worlds most mysterious breed of cattle, a village of the deaf, a miniature version of Java’s Unesco-listed Borobudur, fantastic tranced bull races, the worlds most spectacular traditional fishing craft, an architectural wonder of Bali’s Christian heartland, Bali's only colonial-era rubber plantation … Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, Bali is still a reserve of well-concealed treasures that only reveal themselves to those who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Bali well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.

by Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore
Price: Rp215,000

This is a brand new edition in full colour with laminated colour cover and gloss pages inside. Authors Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore are veteran divers and journalists with years of experience diving in Bali. Bali is truly one of the finest places in the world to dive. The sheer diversity of underwater seascapes is breathtaking Deep lushly covered walls; black sand slopes crawling with rare, bizarre and wonderful creatures; impossibly gorgeous, multi-coloured coral reefs; exotic white sand beaches and coves; heart-pumping drift dives past other-worldly undersea cliffs and legendary big fish dives. Bali has it all. This book will tell you all you need to know about Bali's world-renowned dive sites as well as its less well-known spots.

by David Bowden
Price: Rp240,000

Though one of the smallest islands of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali has miles of world-famous beaches, perfect for sunbathers and surfers. But Bali also has extraordinary inland attractions, including picturesque rice terraces, the towering Kintamani volcano, the holy forest with its wild monkeys and the romantically sited water temple of Ulun Danu. The island has a rich cultural heritage with over 20,000 temples and numerous colourful festivals and ceremonies. A great book to travel with and also a good keep-sake.

by Paul Greenway
Price: Rp410,000

Whether readers are planning a trip to Bali or just fantasizing about one, "Journey Through Bali & Lombok" makes for an unforgettable Bali travel guide. Containing more than 300 color photographs, this breathtaking volume brings you from the trendy beach of Seminyak to the Monkey Forest at Sangeh and the hot springs along Lake Batur to the sunken wrecks off Tulamben.
Through stunning photographs, readers climb Lombok's smoldering Mt. Rinjani volcano and explore the nearby rustic Gili Islands and Nusa Lembongan. Greenway was a longtime resident of Bali and still considers it his spiritual home. "Journey Through Bali & Lombok" capture the region's stunning natural landscapes and the lives and experiences of the Balinese people including their renowned religious festivals, gamelan music, and painting and craft traditions. For example, an image of the cliff-top temple of Pura Luhur Ulu Watu during a sunset dance performance complete with hypnotic chanting and fire-walking reveals intriguing aspects of ancient Balinese culture."

BALI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island
Price: Rp275,000

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.

DIVING BALI The Underwater Jewel of Southeast Asia
by David Pickell and Wally Siagian
Price: Rp368,000

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

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.

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.

Indonesian Literature, Fiction, Poetry and Prose.

by: Leila S Chudori, translated by John McGlynn
Price Rp310.000

In the twilight hours of a day in March, Biru Laut was ambushed by four unknown men. Together with his friends, Daniel, Sunu and Alex, he was taken to an unknown location. For months they were held captive, interrogated, beaten and tortured into answering one sole question: who stood behind the rebellious student movements at that time?
Biru Laut’s younger sister, who, along with other family members of kidnapped student activists, struggled to put the pieces of the puzzle together and to find answers to their never-ending questions. While her parents appear to be in denial and remain hopeful that Biru Laut will one day come back to sit at the family table again, Asmara Jati engages alongside the Missing Persons Commission Team led by Aswin Pradana in order to strive to find traces of those who went missing and to record the testimonies of those who returned.
Biru Laut’s stirring story and that of his friends, is the story of the desaparecidos of Indonesia. It is the story of a momentous – and still seldom written about – period of Indonesian history which led to the end of dictatorship in Indonesia.

ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
by various contributors
Price: Rp85,000
The Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore anthology, a collection of twelve short stories by writers from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, indicates that literature connects nations, transcending geopolitical boundaries. For this anthology, writers and compositions that typically represented each nation were selected. Malaysia is represented by Azmah Nordin, S.M Zakir, Sri Diah, and Zakaria Ali; Indonesia is represented by Djenar Maesa Ayu, Oka Rusmini, Seno Gumira Ajidarma, and Sulfixa Ariska; and Singapore is represented by Rama Kannabiran, Suchen Christine Lim, Suratman Markasan, and Wong Meng Voon.
Their writings are unique, featuring not only local aspirations but also imparting universal values, Literature aligns quintessential truths, chronicles the inner voice, and emphasises aspirations. In the context of regional ties, literature has great capacity to bind relationships through a mutual understanding of culture and shared values.

Understanding the Javanese Journey of Life
by Soewito Santosa and Kestity Pringgoharjono
Price: Rp195,000
This book is based on The Centhini Story, the condensed English language translation of the original 12 volume Serat Centhini. It is one of Indonesia’s oldest surviving manuscripts, dating back to 1814. The book tells of the flight and reunuion of three royal children from the Kingdom of Giri when their father went to war. The stories herein offer insights into the culture and beliefs of the Javanese people from the pre-Islamic era to the present. It includes stories of moral indulgences and tales of eroticism.

by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Price: Rp338,000

The truth of her own origins, as well as the deep, dark secret that enveloped the lives of her parents will change her world. Srikandi—who prefers to be called by her nickname, Siri—is a globe trotting conceptual artist. She is shy, a little introverted and inquisitive. She is also worldly, intelligent, free-spirited and the loneliest woman on the planet. Siri’s personal life, however, defies even her own imagination. Married young but now a widow with an adopted daughter, Siri is forced to confront her beliefs and understanding of family, self, and the world. Will she be able to reconcile with the violence in her parent’s past to move forward in the changing world?

by Idianna Pucci (Author) and Dr. A. A. Made Djelantik (Illustrator)
Price: Rp265,000

The true story of a prince from Bali, whose fascinating life was shaped by uncommon events and exotic places. Born in 1919, Prince Made Djelantik witnessed pivotal moments of history: the twilight of a feudal age, the Second World War in Nazi-occupied Holland, Indonesia's long battle for independence from four hundred years of Dutch colonial rule, and finally, the great changes provoked on his island by unbridled development. Driven by an early passion for medicine, the prince set sail for Europe on the eve of WWII to study at the University of Amsterdam. His calling then took him to far-flung corners of the planet, where he encountered everything from a pirate ambush in the South China Sea and a night attack by a famished army of rats, to a deadly volcanic eruption and his arrest by Saddam Hussein's secret police. When he returned to Bali in the mid-1970s, his public identity as a doctor took precedence over his royal lineage and he was known simply as "Dr. Djelantik" on the island. The doctor implemented the successful campaign which finally eradicated malaria from Bali and established the island's first hospital. Author Idanna Pucci's evocative narrative of this unusual life is told in short story form, making The World Odyssey of a Balinese Prince an easy read for anyone who finds themselves dreaming of distant places. More than 40 of Dr. Djelantik’s own watercolors—done when he was in his 80s—help to illustrate his adventures in vivid detail.

by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
Price: Rp150,000

Between 1983–1985, a series of extrajudicial executions of criminals took place throughout Indonesia in which bodies, many of which had tattoos, were found shot and left in public places. The killings, which became known as petrus, an acronym for penembak misterius (mysterious marksman) and were later admitted to be a government effort to control crime, terrified the unsuspecting public. Three of the stories in this collection are related to this confusing and fearful time. All of the stories deal with despair—sometimes tender, sometimes absurd, sometimes grotesque. Seno Gumira Ajidarma is a master storyteller who can capture a sentiment and turn it into events that unfold as comedy or heartbreaking tragedy, each revealing a desperate struggle to deal with memories and change.

THE PAINTED ALPHABET (A Mythical story of Bali)
(Second Edition)
by Diana Darling
Price: Rp215,000

Magic, depravity, spiritual ambition, sensuality, and love - It binds mythic and modern time together in a rich, slyly suggestive novel based on an old Balinese poem. In a fresh and startling picture of Bali - where witches coexist with tourists and talking animals - the novel explores a kaleidoscope of vanity, desire, and the longing for goodness.

by: Cok Sawitri
Price: Rp100,000

Cok Sawitri's stories shed light on the lives of modern Balinese people and the varous challenges they face. Readers are invited to exmine the Balinese psyche, mainly their essential need for balance between traditional customs and modern-day life. But external conflicts aren’t Sawitri’s only forte; she also looks into people's hearts.

MATARAM : A novel of love, faith and power in early Java
by: Tony Reid
Price: Rp250,000

Seventeenth century Java is in turmoil between its Hindu-Buddhist past and its Muslim future, while pepper draws Europe’s quarrelling spice-hungry traders to its shores. Thomas Hodes of the East India Company seizes a chance at glory by being the first to venture ashore at the pepper port of Banten in 1608. Will he unlock the mysterious riches of Java for the English, or die forgotten with a Javanese kris or Portuguese Poignard between his ribs? The key seems to lie with his captivating interpreter Sri, under whose spell he falls, but Hodges can only keep both Sri and his Englishness by inventing a mission from King James to the mysterious great ruler of the interior - Mataram.

ANGGADI TUPA: Harvesting the Storm
by John Waromi
Price: Rp150.000

The first ever novel by a Papuan author, this story of generosity, greed, and resilience follows the friendship of several underwater and amphibious creatures. In this ecological parable, John Waromi shows the effects of “harvesting the storm” and reaping the results of actions beyond our control. He sheds light on not only the ecology of the southern Papuan coast but also the lives of its people and their culture.

by Marianne Katoppo
Price: Rp150.000

Raumanen, a prize-winning novel by Marianne Katoppo, tells the story of Monang, a handsome but wayward Batak man, and Raumanen, a young Minahasa woman who, though educated and intelligent, is also a “soft touch” when it comes to love. As is deftly revealed by the author in this novel, even in modern day Indonesia, matters of religion and ethnicity can greatly affect–for better or worse-the course of a couple’s relationship.

by various Indonesian Writers
Edited by John McGlynn and Laura Noszlopy
Price: Rp150.000

Outside of Indonesia, little is known about the country’s writers and their works. Helping to change that situation is the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) which, since the festival’s first incarnation in 2004, has brought more than 350 Indonesian authors to Ubud to stand alongside their fellow authors from around the world. Although this collection is but a small sample of literary works by emerging authors who have joined the festival over the years, it will introduce you to the heart of Indonesia: to a world of hardship and heartbreak, conflict and peace. Each and every story adds to the sum of its parts: the complex and rich culture of one of the world’s most misunderstood nations.

by YB Mangunwijaya
Price: Rp225.000

A landmark novel, The Weaverbirds is a tale of physical and spiritual struggles. The story spans from the formative days of Indonesia’s independence to Indonesia’s oil crisis in the mid 1970s. Larasati, the precious daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antana, and Setadewa, the army-brat son of Capt. And Mrs. Brajabasuki, are childhood friends. But when they are older, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the country’s political spectrum. Even with their many differences, their relationship offers guidance to survival in a chaotic world.

Written and Illustrated by: Jane Mitchell
Price: Rp150,000

Inspired by the Monkey Forest of Ubud this is a visual delight. Jane Mitchell has blended a beautiful story with stunning watercolours to take us on a poetic visual journey of a monkey and his connection to people. The illustrations show landmarks of Bali : ricefields, temples, nature, as well as capturing the spiritual essence of the people who live in Ubud, Bali.

by Isyana Artharini
Price: 75,000

What is it about male aloneness that makes it so desirable while female aloneness is seen as less so? What is it about male aloneness that is often seen as a heroic and poetic choice, while female aloneness is generally seen to have come from a lack of options?

I am My Own Home is a documentation of what it means to be a 30-something Indonesian woman who lives alone, along with the contentment and loneliness that goes with it. Through wandering, literature, and pop culture, the essays collected here are a way to recreate the idea of 'building a home', a manifesto (of sort) of living life as one person. These stories, on flaws and trying too hard, on intensity and overthinking, and on unrequited love and unfiltered emotions, are also one woman’s way to make sense of her existence.

by Theodora Sarah Abigail
Price: Rp75,000

This is a very tumultuous journey of self-discovery, and I worry that once I finally arrive at the door step of myself, I will knock – and the door will open to reveal an empty house.

In The Hands of a Mischievous God is an intimate portrait of a young artist and her earliest memories. This stunning collection is written with frank, disarming honesty, and ranges from reflections on the rooms in her childhood home to her views on the concept of love. Each essay follows the red strings of fate and explores just what it means for a girl to grow up.

by Rain Chudori
Price: Rp70,000

It was an eternally unfinished city, and yet it was indestructible. There is no certainty here, not for seasons and not for deep sentiments. That is why she has returned. “The structure of this book is very special. The book is accompanied by a map and list of places where the story happens and memories linger. The selection is solid, from the hip but homey coffee place nestled in the South, traditional market, classic gelato parlor, to an old-time port in the North. Readers can follow ‘she’ and ‘he’, the two unnamed characters, in their journey: of falling in love, dwelling in the past, and not-necessarily moving on.” (Devino Yo).

Edited by Ding Choo Ming and Willem van der Molen
Price: Rp420,000

Local renderings of the two Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata in Malay and Javanese literature have existed since around the ninth and tenth centuries. In the following centuries new versions were created alongside the old ones, and these opened up interesting new directions. They questioned the views of previous versions and laid different accents, in a continuous process of modernization and adaptation, successfully satisfying the curiosity of their audiences for more than a thousand years.
Much of this history is still unclear. For a long time, scholarly research made little progress, due to its preoccupation with problems of origin. The present volume, going beyond identifying sources, analyses the socio-literary contexts and ideological foundations of seemingly similar contents and concepts in different periods; it examines the literary functions of borrowing and intertextual referencing, and calls upon the visual arts to illustrate the independent character of the epic tradition in Southeast Asia.

by: Mas Marco Kartodikromo
Price: Rp150,000

A Studet Named Hijo has been recognised for depicting a new Indonesian Youth Culture that has adopted Western cultural and lingual facets. By contrasting traditional Javanese and Dutch cultural values, the author advocated a view that the two are incompatible. This includes love, described in the novel as something only those with a Dutch education would attempt to find. Rejected for publication by Balai Pustaka, the Dutch controlled publishing house, the work is now considered a classic.

by: Putu Oka Sukanta
Translator: Keith Foulcher
Price: Rp150,000

Arrested as a leftist-activist in 1966, Putu Oka Sukanta was imprisoned until 1976. In The Starling, originally published in 1986 as Tembang Jalak Bali (Song of the Starling), he speaks of the terrible degradation of humanity and the inner strength and solidarity of comradeship which emerge in the extreme conditions of imprisonment. The poems go on to explore the painful steps in the reconstruction of life and social meaning after the prison gates have opened. Putu once referred to himself as a starling (Jalak Bali), a bird endemic to Bali. “A Starling” he said, “is an annoying, ugly birds that no-one likes and is always causing trouble. But it’s a great survivor.”

Edited by: Jan Russell
Price: Rp350,000

The Banda Islands have long fascinated explorers, anthropologists, writers, photographers, filmmakers and artists. These “islands of spicerie” have witnessed key moments in history, from the beginnings of global capitalism and colonisation to Indonesia’s journey towards beoming a nation. Today the region is one of the last true marine wildernesses in the world. The Banda Islands anthology features the words and images of those who have come under the islands’ spell through the centuries, including: Amitav Ghosh, Giles Milton, Elizabeth Pisani, Goenawan Mohamad, Des Alwi, Jean Couteau, Time Severin, Made Wianta, Lawrence Blair, Michael Vatikiotis, Janet DeNeefe and many more.

TWILIGHT IN KUTA: Love and Lies in Indonesia
by David Nesbit
Price: Rp230,000

Twilight in Kuta explores love, loss and infidelity in present-day Indonesia from a number of perspectives: the bule (Caucasian) English teacher, the duplicitous Indonesian wife, the mixed-race schoolgirl, the Javanese ex-soldier and the naive village girl desperate for love.
Their stories intertwine throughout the book, and the various narrators offer different interpretations of the events that unfold. Love and lies in Indonesia …

ISLAND SECRETS: Stories of Love, Lust and Loss in Bali
by Alwin Blum
Price: Rp215,000

Beyond the Bali known from idyllic images of Hollywood movies and five-star resort holidays are the secret lives of men and women who flock to the island from around the world in search of new beginnings.
Not all find the bliss and peace they hope for. Island Secrets is a collection of stories about lives fraught with scandal, conflict, heartache and despair.
A western wife of a Balinese man enjoys a happy marriage and all the trappings of island wealth but the arrival of a man from home throws her life into turmoil as she surrenders to his seduction.
A successful middle-aged ad exec leaves his family to become an artist; he lives an enviable life with a beautiful woman half his age but he soon finds himself weary of paradise. A recently divorced woman goes on a solo holiday and is irresistibly drawn to an attractive young man of dubious intentions.
Bali-resident Alwin Blum offers up vignettes of Bali with characters who navigate their new lives in the sunshine and tropical splendour of the island while harbouring darkness within.
Some stay for a season, others for the rest of their days. Some come to forget through sensual escapades, while others re-invent themselves to fit with the brand-new lives they have created.

THE LONTAR ANTHOLOGY OF INDONESIAN SHORT STORIES: Short Fiction from the Twentieth Century Vol 1 Pre-Independence to 1965
by various Indonesian authors ; Edited by John McGlynn, Zen Hae, Andy Fuller
Price Rp300.000

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Short Stories (Vol 1) is the first definitie anthology in English of Indonesian short stories from the twentieth century.
Featuring a selection of 109 of the most popular and influential works of short fiction, span the entire century, from pre-Independence to 1965.
The editors drew from a wide cross section of Indonesian short story writers with respect to ethnicity, gender, class, and ideology.
Volume 1 presents 48 stories dating back to the days of rising nationalism in the first part of the century to just before the downfall of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, and the rise of a militaristic government following the tragic events of 1965.
Stories from the 1920s that drew on oral storytelling traditions and were suffused with nationalistic ideology were gradually replaced by fiction written with realism as a guiding principle. At all times, writers were the unofficial spokespeople for the issues affecting their generation.

THE LONTAR ANTHOLOGY OF INDONESIAN SHORT STORIES: Short Fiction from the Twentieth Century Vol 2 The New Order and Beyond 1965 - 2000
by various Indonesian authors ; Edited by John McGlynn, Zen Hae, Andy Fuller
Price Rp300.000

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Short Stories (Vol 2) is the first definitie anthology in English of Indonesian short stories from the twentieth century.
Featuring a selection of 109 of the most popular and influential works of short fiction, span the entire century, from The New Order 1965 to 2000.
Volume 2 presents 61 stories dating from the founding of the New Order government that followed a national bloodbath in 1965 to just after its end in 1998 and the dawn of the second millennia.
Along with the rise of “newspaper-length short stories” and a dwindling focus on realism, this period was marked by numerous changes in style and form, especially in the last decade of the century when authors, concerned with the militaristic nature of the central government, began to adopt a much more direct approach.

by various Indonesian Poets ; Edited by John McGlynn, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, Deborah Cole
Price Rp300.000

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry presents a wide-ranging selection of twentieth-century poetry, more than 325 poems by more than 180 authors, available for the first time in English translation.
In Indonesia poetry enjoys a status far and abbove all other genres. Popular with the public in a way that is unimaginable in the West, poetry is accessible through newspapers, magazines, radio, television, films and poetry readings. Major historical issues are articulated and negotiated through poetry, such as decolonization and the emergence of national consciousness, ethnic and gendered identities, and the environmental and social effects of modernization.
This anthology offers a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Indonesia as seen through the lens of its poetry.
As a complement to the Lontar anthologies of Indonesian drama and short stories, The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry offers the unique opportunity to explore the trajectories of a nation and its people through its poetry, which continues to act as the barometer of Indonesian literary life.

by Nigel Barley
Price: Rp215,000

Under a multitude of different names - 'K’tut Tantri’ and ‘Surabaya Sue’ being the best known – this Scottish-born, self-proclaimed Hollywood scriptwriter joined in the struggle for Indonesian independence after the Second World War and broadcast its revolutionary message to the world on Rebel Radio. But she did more and smuggled arms, and probably drugs, to help finance the new Republic and experienced bloody battle in the November 1945 British attack on Surabaya that some have seen as a war crime. She went on to become an intimate of the revolutionary leaders, Bung Tomo and Soekarno among them, and finally lived to see Indonesia take its place amongst the free nations of the world.

Surabaya Sue is virtually unknown in the West and, even in Indonesia, there have always been doubts about her version of events that many have dismissed outright as a blatant mixture of outrageous fantasy and dishonest omissions. Snow over Surabaya happily embraces those doubts and brings a new, spirited account of her adventures in that tempestuous world.

by Ratih Kumala
Price: Rp238,000

Savour the familiar scent of clove and tobacco … for this is the aroma of Indonesia’s history.

Soeraja is dying. On his deathbed he calls for Jeng Yah, a woman who is not his wife. His three sons, Lebas, Karim and Tegar – heirs to Kretek Djagad Raja, Indonesia’s largest clove cigarette empire – are shocked, and their mother is consumed by jealousy. So begins the brothers’ search into the deepest recesses of Java for Jeng Yah, to fulfil their father’s dying wish and to learn the truth about the family business and its secrets.

Cigarette Girl is more than just a love story and the soul-searching journey of three brothers. Set on the island of Java the story follows the evolution of a family’s kretek, or clove cigarette, business from its birth in the Dutch East Indies of the early 1940s, and it takes readers through three generations of Indonesian history, from the Dutch colonial era to the Japanese occupation, the struggle for independence and the bloody coup of 1965 in which half a million Indonesians were hunted down and killed.

by Fiona Higgins
Price: Rp245,000

Six strangers from across the world meet on the tropical island of Bali to attend a course designed to help them face their fears. Their backgrounds are as diverse as their fears - which range from flying, public speaking and heights, through to intimacy, failure and death. Friendships and even romance blossom as the participants are put through a series of challenges which are unusual, confronting and sometimes hilarious. A week of fun in the sun suddenly turns into something far more serious, however, then the unthinkable happens - a tragic disaster that puts the group in deadly danger, testing the individual courage of every member.

by Arlo Hennings
Price: Rp200,000

Arlo Hennings takes the reader on a decades journey from his challenging childhood, blossoming as a poet, song writer, musician, agent, husband, father, son... to his current life in Indonesia where he continues to promote and create music. The inspiration that brought him to Bali began at an Occupy protest where he was clubbed and arrested, having lost his job, home, marriage. A dramatic, and very real, event, as are many events in Henning's six decade life journey. His connections to Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S Thompson, The Merry Pranksters, and so much more, you'll read/see. A trip to South Africa with the singer Shawn Phillips as Mandela is voted in as president- the first integrated rock concert, described with all its tension and, yes, beauty. The villa Hennings builds in Bali for visitors- the visitor's descriptions come alive on the page with insight, and Henning's trademark humor (you will LOL). The shaman, 52 Good Fingers, will live in my heart forever- sacred, alive, tragic, hilarious. This memoir reveals family tragedies, personal tragedies, and so much JOY, appetite for La Vida, from his boyhood to his present life. Hennings' humor is like a sweet tide that keeps bringing us to shore, and his sheer love of being alive brings deep wisdom within these pages. I'm left with a sense of transcendence, with that jolt of laughter that makes it all absolutely real. And human.

by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Price: Rp150,000

Amba and Bhisma is the story of two lovers who are driven apart during the massacres that took place in Indonesia between 1965 and 1968, in which some 1 million people were killed in one of the bloodiest communist purges in the 20th century. Amba gives birth to a child, Bhisma, but Bhisma is imprisoned on the island of Buru for his alleged sympathy for communism in Indonesia. In 1979 the penal colony is closed but Bhisma does not return to Java. He remained in Buru as a healer to the local people until the religious conflict between Muslims and Christians in the Maluku Islands erupted in 1999. His life as a prisoner in Buru is revealed in the letters he wrote to Amba and buried under a tree. The lives of the central characters of Amba mirror those of the Mahabharata - that timeless allegory of war within a family - with a modern twist. It is the story of "Good and Evil" and "Right and Wrong" or "Winners and Losers" - the allegory, the 1965 communist uprising and Modern Indonesia.

“… in terms of its grasp of the material, its erudition, the depth of its humanity, and its stylistic mastery, (The Question of Red) is simply world-class. In Indonesia itself this is undoubtedly one of the towering achievements of our country’s literature.” - Bambang Sugiharto, literary critic and Professor of Aesthetics, Parahyangan University.

by Semaoen and Translated by Ian Campbell
Price: Rp175,000

n the early 1910s, Semaoen was sentenced to prison for sedition by the Dutch colonial government. The Story of Kadirun, a semi- autobiographical novel, reveals with honesty and comprehensive insight the unjust treat- ment towards the indigenous people from a historical perspective. Kadirun’s tale, with its picture of the life of the Javanese during the colonial era, tells the readers what must be done to make the world a place fit to live in.

by Budi Darma
Price: Rp150,000

Budi Darma’s stories are absurdist and surreal. Often in conversation form, they draw content from mythology, legends, and fables. There is an omnipresent mood of darkness that pervades much of his writing; a kind of bleak perspective that lies behind a thin cloak of normality and peace. In the modernist manner, Darma is interested in style, structure, themes, and plot. Yet at the same time, he disavows himself pf the role of creator and regards his short stories as being the result of something external.
Budi is a recipient of the Satya Lencana cultural awards, one of Indonesia's highest civilian honors, bestowed on him in 2003, and, in 2014 the Southeast Asia Literary Council (Majlis Sastera Asia Tenggara/MASTERA) named him recipient of the top literary awards.

by Eka Kurniawan; Translated by Labodalih Sembiring
Price: Rp200,000

A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unravelled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.

by Eka Kurniawan; Translated by Annie Tucker
Price: Rp195,000

This novel combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in an astonishing epic novel. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders of perhaps a million "Communists," followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule.

by Aimee Dawis
Price: Rp225,000

As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia the world's largest Islamic nation Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In "Breaking Barriers," author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived. In this book you'll meet: an Olympic gold medalist a world-class concert pianist a media mogul and style icon Plus six other extraordinary personalities in the worlds of business, science, sports, politics and the arts. In these profiles, Dawis shows us how Chinese-Indonesian women serve the needs of family and community while carving out a strong and independent role for themselves in their chosen fields through determination, a belief in their ability and strong pride in their ethnic roots. These Asian women may be members of a minority group, but their stories provide inspiration for future generations of Chinese-Indonesian women, and women everywhere."

JALAN JALAN: A Novel of Indonesia
by Mike Stoner
Price: Rp140,000

"What sort of idiot takes a job after a five minute phone interview, in a country he knows nothing much about and on the other side of the world, in a school he's never heard of?"
Newbie is on the run. From England. From the past. From memories of his dead girlfriend, Laura. Indonesia is as good a place as any to reinvent himself cheap beer, exotic landscapes, a beautiful Indonesian girlfriend, and a bunch of misfit mate all masquerading as English teachers.
"Jalan Jalan." "Just walking. Out for a stroll." It's a local phrase that sums up Newbie's quest for emotional detachment, to block out the pain of the past. But Laura won't leave him alone her ghost haunts him, her voice fills his head, her gaze follows him everywhere. It will take a breakdown and an exorcism at the hands of an Indonesian shaman to make Newbie realize that the events of the past might not always be what they seem "

BALI - 1964 to 2009 The Shadows that Dance in and out of my Memory
by Jan Mantjika
Price: Rp250,000

Jan Mantjika was a dancer working for The Dominion newspaper in Palmerston North, New Zealand, when she married a Balinese student studying agriculture and animal husbandry under the Colombo Plan in her home town. In 1964 they moved to Bali with their first child and he took up a post as a lecturer at Udayana University. They remained in Bali during the terrible times of 1965. In 1969, Jan and her husband opened one of Bali’s first travel agencies, Jan’s Tours. Jan recounts her experiences during her early days in Bali, her love of the island, and her personal adventures of bringing up a large extended family in Bali, with both anguish and humour.

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

Home is a remarkable fictional account of the September 30th Movement’s impact on people’s lives. This “movement” led to the murder of a million or more presumed “Communists” and the imprisonment of another tens of thousands of people. At the time, thousands of Indonesians who were abroad had their passports revoked and were exiled. History was manipulated by the Suharto government to cast a favorable light on their involvement in this tragedy. A whole generation of Indonesians were raised in a world of forced silence, where facts were suppressed and left unspoken. Although the tumultuous events of 1965 envelop Home’s background, this is not a novel about ideology. Going back and forth between Jakarta and Paris in 1965 and 1998, Home is about the lives of Indonesians in exile, their families and their friends, including those left behind in Indonesia. It is not only a story of love, lust and betrayal, but also of laughter, adventure and food.

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 her independence 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: Rp180,000

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: Rp190,000

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 low 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: Rp205,000

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: Rp115,000

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 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: Rp288,000

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.

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.

THE FALL AND THE HEART 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.

by Cat Wheeler
Price: Rp150,000

"We are the ones who got away. The ones who came to the edge one day in New York or London or Bangkok and heard a muted gamelan beyond the urban chaos. Saw the shimmer of a rice field in the rear view mirror of a taxi stuck in an endless traffic jam. Sensed a simpler, more contented life. Dropped the briefcase and walked away. We came to Bali. We exhaled. We put down roots. We don’t think we’re particularly eccentric. Our visitors disagree." Long-time resident Cat Wheeler recounts her light-hearted journey to exuberant elderhood in Bali. This book is a must read for those considering retiring in a far away place.

BALI DAZE Freefall Off The Tourist Trail
(previously published as Dragons in the Bath)
by Cat Wheeler
Price: Rp150,000

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: Rp275,000

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 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.

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 Janet De Neefe
Price: Rp298,000

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 Recipes.

by Miguel Covarrubias
Price: Rp412,000

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: Rp270,000

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: Rp225,000

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: Rp252,000

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: Rp238,000

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: Rp320,000

"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: Rp348,000

"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"

Indonesian Art / Balinese Art

I MADE SURITA : Painter of Bali
by Godfried van Sambeek
Price: Rp225,000
I Made Surita was born in Bali on 27th July 1951 in the village of Payangan, Gianyar, Bali. His father specialized in painting Wayang figures and so Made Surita was introduced to painting from a very early age. He calls himself a Naive artist, a traditionalist, an autodidact and a lot of other things and perhaps also the opposites of all those things. Surita is an observer of everyday things and Bali is an island where everyday things are things of intense beauty and tradition. His paintings can best be described as “impressionist” and he successfully exhibits in Jakarta, Singapore and the Netherlands.

by Bea Brommer
Price: Rp550,000
Artists such as painters and photographers were fascinated by the tropical landscapes, picturesque villages and markets and especially the diverse inhabitants of the Dutch East Indies. In the first half of the 20th century a large group of European artists, who were also called Beautiful Indies painters, worked there. Today the qualities of these East Indies paintings are fully recognized.

Private collectors played an important pioneering role here. With the exceptional Colauto-Van Peperstraten collection as the central focus, the book describes how a few pioneers were each touched in their own way by the East Indies paintings and built up a collection. This is how they also became experts in a field that was only recognized as important by museums and auctioneering firms at a later stage. Their personal stories and many anecdotes give a fascinating inside view of the art world.

Full attention is also given to the interest in this art movement in postwar Indonesia, with pioneering collectors such as President Sukarno and Vice-President Malik, as well as to the current collectors. This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Indisch Palet in the Westfries Museum Hoorn.

by Hans Rhodius & John Darling
Price: Rp600,000
Walter Spies and Balinese Art is a great exposition of the life and work of this visionary who found his means of expression in Bali. He had a unique and distinctive style and an amazing life story. He worked for a time as a piano player in a Chinese cinema and eventually took over as the director of the Sultan’s European orchestra. From there he dedicated his life to absorbing and understanding the myriad art forms of the Indonesian archipelago - dance, music, painting and theatre.
The second part of this book is a summary of the history and development of Balinese art and allows the reader to get to know something of the fascinating artistic world found in Bali. The paintings of Walter Spies are few and very sort after - they command extremely high prices on the World Art Market.

JAVA GOLD: Hidden Treasures
by Golden Lotus Foundation
Price: Rp850,000
Hidden Treasures, the third book in the Java Gold series explores exquisite ritual objects and statues, many of which are totally one-of-a- kind objects. These hidden treasures from private collections document Java gold from the 7th to the 15th century. As is the case with courtly paraphernalia, the vast majority of Hindu-Buddhist images were used by the highest Javanese royalty during a period of fabulous prosperity. This fabulous collection is of paramount importance to collectors and connoisseurs of the world's most exceptional precious metal works of art.

JAVA GOLD: The Splendour of Jewellery
by Golden Lotus Foundation
Price: Rp850,000
The gold jewellery from the late 7th to the early 16th century features an endless number of shapes, styles and motifs that mirror the brilliant creativity of Java's culture and its talented goldsmiths.
Gold body ornaments and objects played an essential role as symbol of status and power as well as a magical substance associated with higher powers. These beautiful artworks also conveyed social, economic and cultural messages during public rituals and ceremonies

JAVA GOLD : The Wealth of Rings
by Nicole Lockhoff
Price: Rp850,000

Java is outstanding for having produced copious works of art in the form of rings. The most unique ring types and finger rings of stunning variety and workmanship. Rings were significant symbols of wealth, social status and power As body ornamentation finger and earrings were widely distributed and most numerous among gold jewellery in ancient Indonesia from the 7th to the 15th centuries when Java was home to a series of spectacular Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms renowned for their temple sculpture and architecture.
Traditionally great lovers of gold, the Javanese were also patrons of virtuoso goldsmiths and other artisans who produced a seemingly endless array of gold jewellery especially during the 13th and 14th century, a period that can be described as a Golden Age. The book includes more than 350 items of jewellery from private collections This pioneering overview on rings brings together a corpus of material that is both representative as valuable antiquities and of fine quality. The rings provide a small and wondrous glimpse of a long-gone era that lives on through them.

by Sian E. Jay
Price: Rp500,000

This book presents two collections of sculptures from three of the most vibrant art traditions of the Indonesian archipelago. The people of Nias, the Batak of Sumatra and the Dayak of Borneo have been thoroughly studied for more than a century by explorers and anthropologists who have all commented on the aesthetically distinctive ancestor figures that play an integral part in tribal life. Here, some of the finest surviving examples have been brought together to showcase the artistic virtues of these peoples. Four essays provide a brief introduction to the cultures whose art is represented and discuss their use and meaning in ritual and everyday life.

Written and Illustrated by: Jane Mitchell
Price: Rp150,000

Inspired by the Monkey Forest of Ubud this is a visual delight. Jane Mitchell has blended a beautiful story with stunning watercolours to take us on a poetic visual journey of a monkey and his connection to people. The illustrations show landmarks of Bali : ricefields, temples, nature, as well as capturing the spiritual essence of the people who live in Ubud, Bali.

NIAS SCULPTURE (400 illustrations)
by Achim Sibeth and Bruce Carpenter

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.

Michael Dean Morgan
Price: Rp660,000

Michael Dean Morgan has attempted to photograph some of the rhythms of everyday Balinese life. If you look closely you'll discover a familiar human story that can be found in many areas of island routine; whether it's in a small family run warung, a village healer making house calls, or in the face of a fisherman who has returned home from the sea. A visually stunning book by this gifted photographer.

A Temple, a Museum, and a Mask
by Ron Jenkins
Price: Rp375,000

Saraswati in Bali explains how one of the world's most famous tourist destinations strives to preserve its cultural traditions through the ceremonies, shadow plays, and masked dances held at the Pura Madya temple festival as well as the art collection, landscaped gardens, and cultural events at the nearby ARMA Museum.

Theater professor Ron Jenkins has studied Balinese arts and culture for more than thirty years. In this enlightening volume, he shares vivid descriptions of the festival and lively interviews with painters, dancers, farmers, kings, and priests to illustrate Balinese beliefs in the sacred power of art and literature. He also documents how ancient texts inscribed on palm-leaf manuscripts suggest that Saraswati's teachings enrich human life with invisible meaning.

Worshipped as the goddess of knowledge, beauty and the arts, Saraswati continues to influence daily life in Bali.

BALINESE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE: From the Krzysztof Musial Collection
by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp435,000

Collections usually grow out of interests, ones that come to border on obsession. Collecting art from Bali often begins with a love of the island itself, but can take different directions depending on the experiences we have there. The Krzysztof Musial Collection is one clearly based on encountrs with the island and its culture, and from that basis the collector has accumulated works that are both new and old, representative of the known history of Balinese Art, but also of the most recent developments in the style of Bali. The olders styles of art were focused around areas of power, palaces and temples. Kings and priests were meant to be practiced in the arts themselves, and did their own caraving and painting. Most of the sculptors and painters were men, while women produced beautiful textiles and elaborate offerings. Beautifully photographed and a stunning collection.

ARIE SMIT, A Painter's Life in the Tropics
by Luciene Smit
Price: Rp1,095,000

This is a personal chronicle on the life of Dutch painter Arie Smit (1916 - 2016), about his life, and in paricular, about his 60 year long creer on the island of Bali. This book has been written by his niece Lucienne Smit (Koog aan de Zaan), daughter of Arie's brother Bert. Arie Smit was one of eight children and he lived in Rotterdam where he studied graphic design. In 1938 he joined the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army and was sent to the Dutch East Indies where he worked as a lithographer engraving relief maps of the archipelago. In 1942 he ws transferred to East Java where he was captured and interned for three and a half years. After the war ended he was released and in 1946 he returned to Indonesia where he became a citizen in 1951. In 1956 he moved to Bali where he soon found his inspiration to paint Balinese landscapes in riotous colours. He lived his whole life in the foothills of the mountains in Bali and was a well-respected member of society there.

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.

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.

LE MAYEUR DE MERPRES - Painter, Traveller
by J. Ubbens and C. Huizing
Text in both English and Dutch
Price: Rp2,375,000

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: Rp1,475,000

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

The paintings explored in this wonderful book are ones specifically from the area known as Batuan in Bali. Bruce Granquist thoroughly explains the cultural codes within these paintings and links them to the rich Balinese traditions. Batuan style painting is very unique and Bruce confidently explains their elements of line, shape and tone and thereby communicating to us in ways that we are probably unaware. Full of rich text and expansive knowledge this is the definitive book on Batuan Painting.

by Adrian Vickers
Price: Rp398,000

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

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

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 BALI: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery
by Betty Reynolds (Text and Illustrations)
Price: Rp198,000

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: Rp1,750,000

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: Rp975,000

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: Rp700,000

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: Rp395,000

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: Rp1,250,000

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.

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: Soft Cover Rp500,000

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

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: Rp450,000

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.

Indonesian Batik and Textiles

Indonesian Songket & Similar Weaving Traditions
by Judi Achjadi
Price: Rp650,000

The photographed textiles cover the 19th century to the present, complementing the text which reaches into the distant past and includes recent experimentations, for contemporary fabrics are as important as historical weavings to the continuation of Indonesia's precious textile traditions. Modernization is the only way to keep weavers interested in plying their trade, stimulated by the popularity of their products. New forms will always arise to replace old styles that have fallen out of favor, but there will always be a weaver or two who will go beyond craft-production to the level of fine art, as the reader will see in this book. "Floating Threads updates our knowledge of what is happening in the textile arts of the Indonesian archipelago today. With her years of experience dealing with the textiles of the region, Judi Achjadi is one of the few people who could successfully attempt such an undertaking." —Mattiebelle Gittinger, Research Associate for Southeast Asian Textiles The Textile Museum at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Textiles of Java
by Alit Djajasoebrata
Price: Rp635,000
Traditional Javanese textile art lends itself perfectly to telling stories about the centuries-old culture of the island of Java. Flowers from Universe. Textiles of Java is first of all based on the memories and associations of Alit Djajasoebrata, who grew up in the bosom of her Western Javanese family and as such frequently came into contact with batik in the form of highly prized batikked hipcloths that her female family members used to indirectly convey their personal sentiments to their environment, and distinguished themselves from other women. Alit learned to associate batik patterns and their colours with social occasions and personal moods and was fascinated by the way women talked about them. The associations between textiles, history, mythology and music in Javanese cultures were natural and self-evident. “This book is saturated with the colours and nuances of Alit Djajasoebrata’s personal life and is a testament to her compelling professional thoroughness.” (Toeti Heraty N.)

by Maria Wronska-Friend
Published by Central Museum of Textiles Lodz Poland
Price: Rp300,000

This is an exhibition catalogue in English and Polish and shows the rich variety of textiles to be found in Bali from 1880 to 2010. Sacred and Ceremonial as well as everyday pieces this book is packed with stunning illustrations and has an extensive bibliography and glossary. The book features an interview with the collector, Krysztof Musial.

by Tumbu Ramelan

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: Rp545,000

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 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.

Children's Books

by Lewis Carroll
Price Rp47.000

Arguably the most famous of all children's stories. Alice is sitting with her sister outdoors when she spies a white rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated by this sight, she follows the rabbit down a hole. She falls for a very long time and then finds herself in a long hallway full of doors. And so begins these incredible adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

by Carlo Collodi
Price Rp69.000

Pinocchio is a wooden doll who longs to be a real boy. His maker Gepeto often finds him troublesome and a little naughty. Pinocchio loves to lie and when he does, his nose grows longer. He goes through many adventures but finally Pinocchio realises that to be a real boy he must open his heart and think of others.

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Price Rp55.000

The Little Prince, on the surface this is the story of an innocent and mysterious boy, suddenly appeared before a pilot who was stranded in the desert and asked for a picture of a sheep. This meeting then becomes the beginning to reveal the origins of the little prince, how he traveled from his home planet to our planet, as well as his introduction to a fox who taught him how to see the important things in life.
The main theme of The Little Prince is the importance of looking beneath the surface to find the real truth and meaning of a thing. It is the fox who teaches the Prince to see with one's heart instead of just with one's eyes.

Price: Rp40,000

Indonesia is rich in various fauna. Each region has its own unique animals. In this book you can explore the fauna of each of the provinces.

Price: Rp40,000

Indonesia is rich in various types of plants/flora. Each region has its own unique flora. In this book you can explore the flora of each of the provinces.

Price: Rp40,000

Indonesia is very rich in culture and each region in Indonesia has a distinctive musical instrument. In this book you will find out about the various musical instruments in each of these provinces.

Price: Rp45,000

Indonesia produces millions of tons of waste. About 14% is plastic waste and takes hundreds of years to completely decompose. This book invites the reader to limit their daily use of plastic and shares various tips on how to make different choices.

SERIES DUNIA BAWA LAUT (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Price: Rp30,000 each

1. Lumba Lumba dan Penguni Perairan Dalam
2. Paus Sperma dan Penghuni Laut Dalam
3. Ikan Badut dan Penghuni Terumbu Karang
4. Gurita dan Penghuni Laut Dangkal

Price: Rp35,000 each

1. Franklin dan Tim Roket
2. Franklin dan Radio
3. Franklin dan Teka Teki
4. Franklin dan Ayahnya

SERIES FRANKLIN (Early Readers in Bahasa Indonesia)
Price: Rp40,000 per books

1. Franklin Bermain Sepak Bola
2. Franklin Pergi ke Sekolah
3. Franklin Naik Sepeda
4. Teman Baru Franklin
5. Hewan Piaraan Franklin
6. Kelahiran Adik Franklin

For children aged 7 to 10 ( in English)
by Woody Heffern and Sam Keck Scott
Price: Rp150,000
Sip is a happy plastic straw, excited for his chance to help people drink their delicious drinks. But after only getting to try one drink, Sip suddenly finds himself taken away to a dark and scary place. There are other straws and trash, and no one knowns what’s going on. This was not what he expected at all. Night comes, a big rainstorm hits, and Sip discovers things are getting worse - way worse.
Sip the Straw presents lessons for all ages about the power and impact of our choices. Even one as simple as a straw or no straw.

In Bahasa Bali, Bahasa Indonesia and in English
by BasaBali.Org
Price: Rp60,000 each
This series focuses on the following:
1. Clean Water and Sanitation
2. Affordable and Clean Energy
3. Climate Action
4. Life on the Land
5. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Comic 1
The forest has been laid bare. The trees have been cut down and the wood taken away. Luh Ayu Manik and her friends are deeply saddened to see the forest destroyed. There is a police post in the middle of the forest but, despite this, the thieves are still able to steal wood. Luh Ayu Manik and her friends have come up with a plan to catch the thieves. But unfortunately, their plan has been foiled. And now the thieves are chasing them with a chainsaw. What will happen to Luh Ayu Manik and her friends?

Comic 2
Without warning, a fierce wind sprang up in Room 21. The book that Luh Ayu Manik and her friends were reading shook and then flew about the room. And from the pages of the dirty, torn and tattered book, horrid demons appeared. Luh and her friends wanted to run away but they couldn't move ... they were like statues. I Wayan and I Made wanted to scream ... but their lips were sealed shut and they couldn't speak.

Comic 3
When walking home after watching ogoh-ogoh, Luh Ayu Manik and Putu Nita were surprised to see the young people falling up and running around, and screaming in fear accompanied by asking for help. "Tulung-tulung ..." shouted Wayan. There are people who can walk. the body is tall and made of all kinds of plastic and cork. Instantly Luh Ayu Manik remembered I Wayan’s behavior with and I Made who liked to throw away the trash when making ogoh-ogoh into the river this morning.

Comic 4
Luh Ayu Manik Mas is an ordinary Balinese eighth grader. But when there is danger or injustice, she uses her bracelet covering a dragon birthmark to turn into a heroine with extraordinary powers. In her latest adventure, Luh Ayu goes with her grandmother to the beach to celebrate a local traditional holiday. When she reaches the shore, she sees her grandmother cut her foot on plastic trash. She looks around and sees an injured turtle, some dead fish and people swimming in trash. All of a sudden, a fierce monster emerges from the water to attack everyone, including poor Luh Ayu. who is being swallowed by the plastic spitting monster. He is angry and merciless because he himself has suffered from the growing plastic in the seas. He wants revenge. What will Luh Ayu do? How will she save herself, her injured grandmother, her friends and the polluted oceans?

THE LITTLE PRINCE In Balinese Language and Script - also Roman script
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Price: Rp125,000

A classic tale for all ages and times. The Little Prince journeys to our planet from his home among the stars, encountering all sorts of benighted grown-ups along the way, and a fox, who teaches him how to see the important things in life. But the Prince has left behind a flower growing on his star, a rose which is his treasure and his burden, and before long he must return to it.
On the surface The Little Prince is a simple story, but this little prince is as wise as they come and his messages of compassion and goodwill continue to endure.

by Linda Hibbs
Price: Rp264,000

A fun and helpful resource for anyone interested in learning some Indonesian--whether you're 5 or 100. This picture dictionary covers the 1,500 most useful Indonesian words and phrases. Each word and sentence is given in Indonesian script-with a Romanized version to help you pronounce it correctly-along with the English meaning. The words are grouped into 40 different themes or topics, including basics like meeting someone new and using public transportation to culture-specific topics like celebrating Indonesian holidays and eating Indonesian food. This colorful picture dictionary includes :

Hundreds of color photographs
1,500 Indonesian words and phrases
40 different topics--from social media and WiFi to paying and counting
Example sentences showing how the words are used
Companion online audio recordings by native Indonesian speakers of all the vocabulary and sentences
An introduction to Indonesian pronunciation and grammar
An index to allow you to quickly look up words

Indonesian Picture Dictionary makes language learning more fun than traditional phrasebooks. This resource is perfect for beginners of all ages--curious kids, visual learners and future travelers to Indonesia.

Written and Illustrated by Hetty Bradley
Price: Rp270,000

Magic Under The Mountain and its sequel Rescue Of The Realm, place modern children in an ancient and fantastic setting. While on the island of Bali, a group of friends adventure in a labyrinth of caves beneath the sacred Mount Agung. Within its depths, journeying through caves and into other realms, the children experience incredible sights, exciting, but perilous situations, and witness legendary deities in a battle. When they emerge from their time-looped travels, they find they have learned more about themselves, and a wonderful, enchanting culture. The author hopes his tale will become a timeless family classic, much as Bali is. With her own heart captured by Bali, she imparts the core wisdoms of life with an energy and pace that will capture and hold the imagination of any child - of any age!

OCEAN WARRIORS - Plastic in Paradise (Bilingual English / Bahasa Indonesia)
by: Cath Witten
Price: Rp95,000

Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise is a children’s book about two young siblings who rescue a turtle by preventing it from ingesting a plastic bag found floating in the ocean. The pair then recognise the dangers that plastic has on the marine life, the damage it causes to our oceans and beaches, and they work together to find solutions. Set in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, which is considered by many as the “Amazon of the Sea”. Over 1,500 species of coral reef fish and over 500 species of hard coral call it home. That means 75% of all hard coral species in the world exist in Raja Ampat. But it needs our help to survive and this children’s book goes a long way to teach the young of the importance of a sustainable environment.

PRASANGKA MOKA (Moka’s Prejudice)
by Sekar Sosronegoro
Price: Rp55,000 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Moka is a little monkey who is asked to deliver bananas to his sick grandmother. The excursion to his grandmother’s house is fun from the start but soon turns frightening as he encounters difficulty remembering just how to get there. When other animals in the jungle offer their help, dilemma ensues as Moka is unsure about accpeting advice from those who appear different than him.

KITU, Kucing Kecil Bersuara Ganjil (Kitu, A Strange Voiced Kitten)
by Sekar Sosronegoro
Price: Rp55,000 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Kitu tells the story of a kitten who moves to a new house and comes to realize how different she is from others- even her voice is different! Kitu then starts to question her confidence and tries to imitate other cats in the neighborhood. Will she be able to make new friends?

MY FIRST BOOK OF INDONESIAN WORDS: An ABC Rhyming Book of Indonesian Language and Culture
by Linda Hibbs and Illustrated by Julia Laud
Price: Rp158,000

The familiar ABC rhyming structure combines with sparkling illustrations to encourage the natural ability of children to pick up new languages and vocabulary quickly. Words for things kids already know in English are joined by words specific to Indonesia, giving kids a glimpse into Indonesian life and culture.
Everyday expressions—like "Apa kabar?" which means "How are you?"—give kids a chance to communicate in a meaningful way and show them that when it comes to courtesy and friendliness, other cultures have a lot in common with their own. Cultural and linguistic notes are added for the parents to enhance the Indonesian learning experience. The cheerful illustrations depict a friendly and culturally rich nation, where the people are happy to know you and to share a bit of who they are and how they live.

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.

TARI: The Little Balinese Dancer
by Pamela Noensie
Price: Rp138,000

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.

Price: Rp125,000 per book

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

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.

TINTIN Series in Bahasa Indonesian
Price: Rp100,000 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: Rp35,000 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 - NOT AVAILABLE
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

by Sandrian Soimaud
Price: Rp250,000

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: Rp228,000

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: Rp98,000

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: Rp150,000

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.

by Susan Tuttle-Laube, Elizabeth Waldmeier
Price: Rp198,000

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: Rp250,000

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.

Balinese Children's Favorite Stories
by Trina Bohan-Tyrie (Illustrations), Victor Mason
Price: Rp228,000

Balinese Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven stories narrated by the beautiful daughter of the king's 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

Indonesian Music and Dance

Gender, Childhood, and Politics in Balinese Music Ensembles The girls and young women reshaping gamelan in Bali
by : Sonja Lynn Downing
Price: Rp475,000

In recent years, girls' and mixed-gender ensembles have challenged the tradition of male-dominated gamelan performance. The change heralds a fundamental shift in how Balinese think about gender roles and the gender behaviour taught in children's music education. It also makes visible a national reorganisation of the arts taking place within debates over issues like women's rights and cultural preservation. Sonja Lynn Downing draws on over a decade of immersive ethnographic work to analyze the ways Balinese musical practices have influenced the processes behind these dramatic changes. As Downing shows, girls and young women assert their agency within the gamelan learning process to challenge entrenched notions of performance and gender. One dramatic result is the creation of new combinations of femininity, musicality, and Balinese identity that resist messages about gendered behaviour from the Indonesian nation-state and beyond. Such experimentation expands the accepted gender aesthetics of gamelan performance but also sparks new understanding of the role children can and do play in ongoing debates about identity and power.

GAMELAN SCORES: Gamelan Notation for Six Wayang Kulit Performances.
Editors Phil Acimovic, Kathryn Emerson
Price: Rp250,000

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.

A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali
by I Wayan Dibia and Rucina Ballinger
illustrations by Barbara Anello
Price: Soft Cover Rp298,000

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 Michael Tenzer
Price: Rp170,000

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.

Indonesian Style and Architecture

The Years of Building Dangerously
by Tariq Khalil
Price Rp270.000

Retronesia: The Years of Building Dangerously is the first must-have guide to Indonesia’s most creative architectural period.
In the 1950s and 1960s, professional architects were a rarity in Indonesia, but the talent pool was overflowing with adventurers. At a time when retro style revival has never been more popular, Retronesia cuts through cultural amnesia to celebrate virtually unknown treasures of mid-century Modernism across the archipelago.
This style atlas systematically examines the cultural and political forces shaping design during 1950s to mid-1960s Indonesia – providing readers with over 50 curated destinations. Retronesia has crafted oral histories into bite sized biographies to provide compelling accounts of public life and ambition. Meticulously photographed surviving examples give insight into the worlds of work, rest, and play, from classic public housing, futurist state institutions, once-luxurious townhouses and villas, to the faded glamour of volcanic hill station retreats.
Retronesia is a travel guide to Indonesia like no other.

by Made Wijaya
Price: 600,000

Made Wijaya has designed over 600 gardens and fifty houses in the tropical world. He is a recognized authority on tropical gardens and architecture. This book is a stunning doumentation of the new wave of tropical designs in gardens. Written in his usual witty style, and with a winning mix of information and inspiration, this book is a "must have" for owners and designers of all types of gardens around the world.

by Made Wijaya
Price: Soft Cover Rp400,000 Hard Cover 500,000

This update of Made's previously published The Complete Stranger in Paradise 1979-1981 is esstentially a selection of the author's columns released to the public in the intervening years. "Made Wijaya's writing at its finest is charged with a heady mix of wit, erudition and eloquent acerbity. He is unaabashedly romantic, hedonistic and sensual. His sense for detail - colors, sounds, movement, fragrances - is vivid, often bordering on hallucinogenic." (Bill Dalton) Besides being a lively read, the book is a bibliophile's collector's item.

by Made Wijaya
Price: Rp500,000

This is at once a compendium for designers and an entertaining essay on the architecture of Asia's most glorious tropical island by one of its foremost admirers. Made Wijaya draws on his photographic archives, compiled over the past 30 years, to present a viusal study of Balinese architecture: its origins, elements, variations and vagaries. The book opens with an overview of Balinese architecture in its human context - the village. It then looks at the basic elements of Balinese architecture - the walled courtyard and the pavilion. Further chapters examine building materials, the Balinese love of ornamentation and the architectural hybrids resulting from other ethnic influences. Designers will find Architecture of Bali useful as a source book for maerials, built form, ornamentation and ideas about the use of space.

by Duncan Murray Kirk and Isabella Gianneschi
Price: Rp750,000

Discover how visionary architects and designers are pioneering a new, environmentally sustainable style of tropical living. Today, even as Bali s ecosystem is challenged by a continued influx of foreign tourists, a handful of inspired creators are rediscovering the island s long tradition of environmental sustainability. This gorgeous and eye-opening volume introduces us to their most innovative projects on Bali and other islands, including luxurious private homes built from traditional and reclaimed materials; the Suarga Resort, which boasts the world s largest bamboo-shingled roof; and the Green School, an international primary and secondary school where students learn to be stewards of the earth.
Illustrated throughout with stunning new color photographs and animated by a deep ecological consciousness, "Bali: Sustainable Visions" is an essential book for everyone who cares about the future of architecture, design, and the natural environment.

by Made Wijaya
Price: Soft Cover Rp700,000. Hard Cover Boxed Editin with DVD Rp1,200,000

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: Rp298,000

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: Rp420,000

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.

BALI HOME Inspirational Design Ideas
by Kim Inglis
Price: Rp 340,000

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: Rp 490,000

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.

by Anita Lococo, Angelika Taschen (ed)
Price: Rp 275,000

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.

Price: Rp 350,000

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.

The Art of Tropical living Photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Text by Gianni Francione
Price: Rp 298,000

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.

Indonesian Cooking

by Dina Yuen
Price: Rp190,000

Cook fresh and vibrant dishes with this friendly and instructive Indonesian cookbook. Indonesian Cooking is Chef Dina Yuen's culinary exploration of the world's largest and most diverse archipelago--but surprised everyone (her parents included) by preparing dishes which tasted better than those of her adult classmates After returning the US, she began sharing her knowledge and passion for the foods of Indonesia as a chef, a writer, and through her website
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. Indonesian food is easy to make with ingredients readily found in any well-stocked supermarket. Bring the tastes of Indonesia home with the help of Indonesian Cooking.

FIRE ISLANDS: Recipes from Indonesia
by Eleanor Ford
Price: Rp450,000

Steep verdant rice terraces, ancient rainforest and fire-breathing volcanoes create the landscape of the world's largest archipelago. Indonesia is a travellers' paradise, with cuisine as vibrant and thrilling as its scenery. Eleanor Ford gives a personal, intimate portrait of a country and its cooking, the recipes exotic yet achievable, and the food brought to life by stunning photography.

FLAVORS OF INDONESIA: William Wongso's Culinary Wonders
by William Wongso
Price: Rp425,000

The quintessential tastes of Indonesia are rich yet subtle, complex yet elegant. Each region of Indonesia is home to a distinctive cuisine, many of which trace back to the marvelous, abundant history of these islands. In this great nation, food is about creating a harmonious melange of diverse flavors, passions, beliefs, and traditions.
"Flavors of Indonesia" is a beautifully illustrated Indonesian cookbook, culinary guide and cultural exploration that introduces readers to the specialties and characteristics of the world's largest archipelago. Celebrated chef and Indonesian TV personality William Wongso takes you on a journey through Indonesia, retracing the religious, architectural, and culinary history of Java as seen through the island's royal cuisine. You'll learn about spices and fresh ingredients as you visit local markets in Sumatra and sample the zesty dishes of Sulawesi. As elsewhere across Southeast Asia, some of Indonesia's most appetizing treats are to be found in its streets and back lanes, and Wongso shares his must-have street food and snack recipes in a special chapter.

The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali
by Vivienne Kruger
Price: Rp198,000

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.

Cooking Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for Health and Healing at Home
by the Team at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat in Bali
Price: Rp300,000

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.

SARONG INSPIRATIONS (Currently Unavailable)
by Will Meyrick
Price: Rp660,000

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: Rp190,000

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: Rp420,000

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: Rp500,000

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: Rp265,000

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 Heinz Von Holzen and Lother Arsana
Price: Rp202,000

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.

BALI UNVEILED - The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine
by Heinz von Holzen
Price: Rp500,000

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: Rp280,000

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 Recipes.

Price: Rp198,000

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

Price: Rp198,000

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

DVD/Movies Catalogue

(The Baraka of Bali)
Price: Rp180,000

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: Rp100,000

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.

by Lawrence and Lorne Blair
Price: Rp495,000

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: Rp250,000

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: Rp295,000 NOW SALE PRICE Rp150,000

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: Rp675,000 NOW SALE PRICE Rp450,000

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.

by John Darling
Price Rp300,000 NOW SALE PRICE Rp150,000

A re-release of an acclaimed documentary classic by John Darling. This is a film about the life and death of the 116 year old Balinese Master Artist. The film begins by showing Lempad 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. As a counterpoint to the art, the story of the island itself is given through the use of archive film and photographs, including the several waves of invasions that it has experienced, occupation by the Dutch and the Japanese and, in more recent times, by international tourists.

Indonesian Music CDs

Traditional Balinese Music

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 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 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".


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.


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.


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.


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.

Contemporary Balinese Music CDs

Ulah Egar
Price: Rp100,000

Three cd's by Gus Teja who blends traditional musical instruments such as slonding, tingklik, drums and flute combined with modern musical instruments like guitar and bass guitar. Gus Teja's world music features flutes from around the world llike the Native Amberican Flutes, Ocarina, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute, Hulusi and of course, suling or Balinese Flute.

Flutes of Love
Price: Rp100,000

Three cd's by Gus Teja who blends traditional musical instruments such as slonding, tingklik, drums and flute combined with modern musical instruments like guitar and bass guitar. Gus Teja's world music features flutes from around the world llike the Native Amberican Flutes, Ocarina, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute, Hulusi and of course, suling or Balinese Flute.

Rhythms of Paradise
Price: Rp100,000

Three cd's by Gus Teja who blends traditional musical instruments such as slonding, tingklik, drums and flute combined with modern musical instruments like guitar and bass guitar. Gus Teja's world music features flutes from around the world llike the Native Amberican Flutes, Ocarina, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute, Hulusi and of course, suling or Balinese Flute.

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 Spa Music

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

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 Music

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.