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A Luxury Tour by Exclusively Bali!

SOLD OUT!!!

Following our VERY sucessful SOLD OUT 2015, 2016 & 2017 tours, Exclusively bali is excited to announce our next Homeware shopping and Styling tour!

October 2017

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Exclusively Bali Tour

Immerse yourself for 6 nights in true Exclusively Bali-style hospitality

staying in a Luxury oasis .   Enjoy a fully hosted tour inclusive of:

  • Fully escorted shopping in air-conditioned vehicle

  • Private Airport Transfers

  • 6 nights Luxury Accommodation 

  • Welcome Pack

  • Welcome Cocktails

  • Breakfast daily

  • Daily Happy Hour

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort

  • Complimentary use of Gym Facilities

  • Fully escorted shopping to handpicked Designer Retail and Wholesale outlets

  • 5 star 4 hour Brunch inclusive of select premium free-flow wines & cocktails

  • Delicious Champagne High Tea

  • Indulgent Spa Sessions

And still plenty of opportunities to grab some ‘me time’ to 

♥ relax and refresh ♥

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Come along with your bestie, your mum or your daughter or be very welcomed as a solo guest.

Note: This ladies only tour will be kept small & exclusive.  Numbers are strictly limited!

Dates are:   2015, 2016 and  2017 – SOLD OUT!

                       October 2017 – SOLD OUT!

(Land content only ~  Travel insurance is compulsory)

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 For more information, simply register your interest via email to exclusivelybali@gmail.com

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December 2015, March 2016, November 2016, April 2017 Tours…

– All concluded and a Great Success!!

TESTIMONIAL 1:

December 2015, from Kim:  “The Exclusively Bali Tour exceeded all my expectations. There wasn’t a day I didn’t love! I met new people, found super buys at shops I never even knew existed, devoured tasty foods and learnt the culture.  It was wonderful and I highly recommend Brenda who leads the tour and is so insightful and organised. Bali is a beautiful country and I feel lucky to have been part of the Exclusively Bali Tour!” 

TESTIMONIAL 2:

March 2016, from Teresa:  “I enjoyed everything. It was so much fun and every detail was organised. I’m happily recommending you to all my friends.  I loved the bargain wholesale shops and the designer shops too . You had it down pat and I loved it all.  Thanks for one of the best trips to Bali ever! ” 

TESTIMONIAL 3:

Thank you to My Bali Addction for reporting on our March 2016 Ultimate Homewares Tour- including a rather hilarious recollection of brunch!! http://mybaliaddiction.com/march-2016-part-2-seminyak-sanur/

TESTIMONIAL 4:

March 2016 from Mary:  I just wanted to say a quick but belated thank you to Exclusively Bali for a fantastic Ultimate Homewares Tour last month.

What a wonderful time we all had! Like minded ladies doing what they love best: shopping, relaxing, shopping, eating, shopping, drinking, shopping, indulging … and, of course, shopping.

Our hostess planned and coordinated everything superbly – nothing was left to chance. Welcome packs, a well-balanced itinerary, transport, treats and indulgences, advice, and a range of shops to explore, which would keep even the fussiest shopper satisfied.

It can’t have been easy catering to different tastes and personalities; some of us had been to Bali many times before, some just a few times, and one of us was a Bali virgin!

For someone who has been to Bali so often, I was surprised to visit so many shops I’d never been to before. Furniture, shell, stone artifacts, market stalls, homewares, gifts, interior design – we covered the range. My favourite place was filled with antiques, chandeliers and restyled treasures.

There was plenty of down time to get to know each other, and enjoy all that our resort had to offer. Our resort accommodation included beautiful gardens, two lovely pools and a great beachside location to explore. We’d start each day with an excellent buffet breakfast and as many cappuccinos as we could swallow, and then take it from there.

Our first day was a non-shopping day, starting with a tour of a 5 star, designer hotel and followed by a 5 star brunch. Oh my, talk about a BIG day. Suffice to say: ‘what happens at brunch stays at brunch’. We laughed so much our ribs ached.

Over the next few days, we participated in shopping trips, and indulgences like a massage at an award winning “Worlds Luxury Spa in Bali”  and high tea at an old world famous, Indonesian teahouse – all included as part of our package.

Free time was spent doing our own thing, shopping for clothes, having spa treatments… whatever took our fancy at the time.

We also headed out of town to explore markets and wholesale outlets, stopping for lunch to admire the lush beauty of Ubud. When we left our resort accommodation, we seasoned shoppers stayed focused on  the shopping at hand despite the stunning scenery of central Bali.  We were women on a mission, after all.

So what did I buy during my week on Exclusively Bali’s Ultimate Homewares Tour? I did fall in love with so much, but knew I couldn’t buy it all….  I did buy some wonderful copper bowls, new cushions for my home, perfume that I’d been trying to find for a few years, brass handles for my wardrobes, placemats, carvings, compressed towels and holders (the kind you find in restaurants). It didn’t seem like a lot at the time, but I had to buy another suitcase to get my loot home.

Once again, thank you to Exclusively Bali for an unforgettable tour”.

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GUIDE TO MARKET PRICES AND SHOPPING

Shopping in market stalls or from beach sellers can be a challenge at the best of times.  Consider these handy tips:

  • Negotiation is expected.  First offered prices are often double or triple the real price
  • Don’t reveal this is your first trip to the island (even if it is)
  • Have a clear price you are willing to pay before you start negotiating
  • Knowing a little Bahasa indonesian will often reward you with a better price
  • Be aware shopkeepers do this for a living and are persistent and “athletic” negotiators
  • Go early for best “Morning Price”
  • If you think it’s a reasonable price, then do the deal
  • Remember that 10,000Rp is equal to approximately $1.00Aus
  • Watch the zero’s on your notes as it can be confusing.
  • Be prepared to walk away
  • If you buy multiple items, you should be able to negotiate a lesser price
  • Maintain your sense of humour and be polite
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Please remember many of you will be able to secure better prices than those stated here, whilst others will not be able to secure as good a price as stated here.  This is a “guide” only.

* Prices quoted in Indonesian Rupiah.

 * Remember, some people’s livelihoods may depend on your negotiations

MARKET PRICES (GUIDE ONLY)

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Baskets (woven)  5 000 – 15 000

Basket (set of 3, incl. mesh tops for food) 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels (Bintang, Toughen Up Princess) 55 000 rp

Beaded purse  25 000 to 40 000 for larger size

Belt 35 000 – 50 000

Belt (men’s leather) 80 000 – 150 000

Board shorts RP 30 000 50 000

Bowls, silver aluminium 100 000 – 500 000 (av. 260 000)

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch sml beaded 15 000rp, lge beaded 25 000rp.

Buddha statue (coloured)  50 000 – 150 000 (av. size 90 000)

Caps Baseball Peaked  (no name) – 30 000 – 50 000

Caps Baseball Peaked  (named) – 50 000 – 75 000

Cardigans light weight plain crocheted  55 000

Cardigan, large size printed with hood 100 000

Crocheted bag sml 50 000 -100 000/ lge 150 000

Cushion covers  35 000 – 70 000

Dresses (summer) short 45  000/ long 80 000, depending on size/ length

Dresses , flowing 3/4 length 100 000rp/ long 250 000

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Earrings  5 000rp ,20 000rp

Earrings, pearl studs 30 000rp – 50 000

Flags/umbal umbals 25 000 – 50 000 for longer

Frangipani hair clips 10 000 med/ 15 000 multiple sml frangipanis on clip

Handbags (Louis Vuitton etc)   100 000 – 150 000, larger 150 000 – 250 000

Handbags (no name)   50 000 – 100 000, larger 100 000 – 150 000

Hammock, parachute material sml 200 000/ lge 250 000

Jackets (leather) tailor made 700 000 – 1 200 000 (depending on size/leather)

Kids T-shirts 30 000

Kimonos  65 000

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Masks, sml 25 000/ lge 90 000

Men’s shorts, short pull on 60 000, longer fitted striped 100 000rp.

Necklaces,  25 000 – 50 000

NRL Shirts, kids 100 000/ adults 120 000

Pashminas 50 000 – 100 000

Placemats, wooden (6 pieces) 90 000

Placemats, woven (6 pieces) 90 000

Rayon pants, from 65 000

Salad servers, aluminium 70 000

Sandals, leather 75 000+

Sarongs, Short 40 000

Sarongs, Long 50 000

Sarongs,  fancily embroidered  70 000 – 200 000

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Singlets (Billabong/Quicksilver, Nike etc) 40 000 (kids)/ 60 000 (mens)

Scarves, silk or sequined  40 000 – 90 000

Shirts Collared Polo’s, mens 80 000

Sandals, (ladies) dressier 75 000 – 150 000

Skull ornament, coloured, av. size 100 000

Stubby holders, 6 pack 40 000

Sunglasses (Raybans, Gucci etc) 25 000 – 50 000

Shorts Ladies, with zip  65 000

Skirt, denim 80 000

Table runner, sizes vary 40 000 – 100 000

Thongs 50 000 – 100 000

Travel cushion, horseshoe shape 60 000

T-shirts  40 000rp (kids), 45 000 – 70 000 (adults)

Umbrella for rain 40 000 – 80 000

Underwear (Jocks – Calvein Klein) men/boys 30 000 – 80 000

Vans (sneaker type shoe)  120 000 -200 000

Watches 50 000 – 200 000

Wallet mens, Billabong etc 80 000 – 120 000

Wallet ladies , branded 80 000 – 120 000

Wind chimes, bamboo (sml) 10 000/ (lge) 40 000

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Have fun and happy shopping – and if all else fails, consider a “fixed price” market stall.  

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Places strictly limited!!

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3-9 April 2017 (SOLD OUT!)

17-22 October 2017

Following our VERY successful 2015 and 2016 tours, Exclusively Bali is excited to announce our next homeware shopping and styling tours!

Immerse yourself in true Exclusively Bali-style hospitality staying in a beachfront oasis of tropical gardens at the Royal Beach Seminyak Bali.

These tours includes fully hosted shopping in an air-conditioned vehicle to handpicked Wholesale and Retail outlets, a sumptuous brunch in a 5 star setting, traditional Indonesian High Tea and an indulgent 5 star Signature Spa. All this and still plenty of opportunities to enjoy relaxing “me time” or to relax with other like-minded ladies.

Come along with your bestie, your mum or your daughter or be very welcomed as a solo guest.

Be quick to secure your place at this unique event!! Only limited spaces remain!

Register your interest via exclusivelybali@gmail.com

Life is short… take the trip♥

  • Private Return Airport transfers
  • 5 Nights Accommodation at Royal Beach Seminyak (Deluxe Room)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily Happy Hour
  • Welcome Pack
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
  • Complimentary use of Gym facilities
  • Complimentary scheduled shuttle to Kuta
  • 24hr room service
  • 1 x Delicious High Tea
  • 1 x 4hr Brunch at luxurious 5 Star resort including select premium wines
  • 1 hour Indulgent Spa treatment
  • Fully escorted shopping in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Designer shopping to handpicked retail/wholesale outlets
  • Fully escorted wholesale and market shopping in air-conditioned vehicle

Note: These tours are kept small and exclusive. Numbers are strictly limited!  BE QUICK!!

Email your expression of interest to Brenda at exclusivelybali@gmail.com

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Over the counter MEDICATIONS…

Exclusively Bali – Handy Hint:

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Be aware that over the counter medications in Bali may appear similar to those you are familiar with, but may in fact significantly differ.

Panadol, for example, comes in various coloured packaging denoting differing ingredients. Ingredients include pseudo-ephedrine for “cold and flu” and caffeine as “Panadol Extra”.

Reminder:  Read the packaging carefully and be aware of what you are purchasing!

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Shopping tip for Fashionista’s..

ARIZA II (shop)

 

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Ethnic tribal fashion bags for those hippie boho kinda days….

 

If you’re a lover of these embroidered, vibrantly coloured bags and purses in assorted sizes, Exclusively bali recommends you head to ARIZA II who are centrally located in Legian.

 

You won’t pay too much here with competitive prices eg. embroidered bags with leather handles selling at 170,000Rph and embroidered wallets starting at 130,000Rph.

 

Shop: ARIZA II
Address: Jalan Legian Kaja No 468, Legian
Phone: +6281337097985

 

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FIXED PRICE SHOPPING TIP:

 

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The ever popular Ketut’s Fixed Price shop in Legian is often crowded these days and you have to stand in line to be served.

You can easily bypass this however by shopping at Ketut’s Family Shop, run by her baby brother, Wayan!

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Ketut’s Family Shop is literally a short walk away and it amazes me that not many people know of it.

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Shopping here is a breeze!  There are no crowds and stock is plentiful.  Clothing, sunglasses, bags, belts, perfumes and even small toys are sold here by the helpful and always friendly, Wayan.  He will offer you bottled water, just as Ketut does (and has even been known to offer a Bintang!!)

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By shopping at Ketut’s Family Shop, you are continuing to support her family and benefiting from a trustworthy fixed price source.

  • Did you know that Ketut is one of 9 children?  (8 girls and 1 boy, Wayan).

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*Please let Wayan know that Exclusively Bali referred you ~

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Ketut’s Family Clothing Shop

Shop Address:

Jalan Melasti/Lebak Bene

Phone: (0361) 763 821

Legian Kuta – Bali – Indonesia

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Guide to MARKET PRICES

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PRINTABLE – GUIDE TO MARKET PRICES 

Current @ December 2013.

(CARRY WITH YOU AS A POINT OF REFERENCE)

* All prices quoted in Indonesian Rupiah.

* These prices are are to be used as a GUIDE only…  Prices may vary shop to shop.

 * Be generous in your negotiations.  Some people’s livelihoods may depend on it.

Baskets (woven)  5 000 – 15 000

Basket (set of 3, incl. mesh tops for food) 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels (Bintang, Toughen Up Princess) 55 000 rp

Beaded purse  25 000 to 40 000 for larger size

Belt 35 000 – 50 000

Belt (men’s leather) 80 000 – 150 000

Board shorts RP 30 000 40 000

Bowls, silver aluminium 100 000 – 500 000 (av. 260 000)

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch sml beaded 15 000rp, lge beaded 25 000rp.

Buddha statue (coloured)  50 000 – 150 000 (av. size 90 000)

Caps Baseball Peaked  – 25 000

Car steering wheel (with boss kit) 150 000

Cardigans light weight plain crocheted  35 000

Cardigan, large size printed with hood 85 000

Crocheted bag sml 50 000 -100 000/ lge 150 000

Cushion covers  35 000

Dresses (summer) short 45  000/ long 80 000, depending on size/ length

Dresses , flowing 3/4 length 100 000rp/ long 150 000

Earrings  5 000rp ,20 000rp

Earrings, pearl studs 30 000rp – 50 000

Flags/umbal umbals 25 000 – 50 000 for longer

Frangipani hair clips 10 000 med/ 15 000 multiple sml frangipanis on clip

Handbags (Louis Vuitton etc)   65 000 – 90 000, larger 100 000 – 180 000

Hammock, parachute material sml 200 000/ lge 250 000

Kids T-shirts 30 000

Kimonos  65 000

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Masks, sml 25 000/ lge 90 000

Men’s shorts, short pull on 40 000, longer fitted striped 80 000rp.

Necklaces,  25 000 – 40 000

NRL Shirts, kids 100 000/ adults 120 000

Pashminas 50 000 – 90 000

Placemats, wooden (6 pieces) 90 000

Placemats, woven (6 pieces) 80 000

Rayon pants, from 45 000

Salad servers, aluminium 60 000

Sandals, leather 65 000+

Sarongs, Short 40 000

Sarongs, Long 50 000

Sarongs,  fancily embroidered  70 000 – 180 000

Singlets (Billabong/Quicksilver, Nike etc) 30 000 (kids)/ 40 000 (mens)

Scarves, silk or sequined  40 000 – 80 000

Shirts Collared Polo’s, mens 70 000

Sandals, (ladies) dressier 75 000 – 100 000

Skull ornament, coloured, av. size 100 000

Stubby holders, 6 pack 30 000

Sunglasses (Raybans, Gucci etc) 20 000 – 35 000

Shorts Ladies, with zip  55 000

Skirt, denim 70 000

Table runner, sizes vary 40 000 – 95 000

Travel cushion, horseshoe shape 50 000

T-shirts  30 000rp (kids), 45 000 – 50 000 (adults)

Umbrella for wet weather 40 000 – 60 000

Umbrella for ceremony 55 000 – 70 000

Underwear (Jocks – Calvein Klein) men/boys 30 000 – 60 000

Vans (sneaker type shoe)  120 000 -170 000

Watches 50 000 – 150 000

Wallet mens, Billabong etc 80 000 – 100 000

Wallet ladies , branded 80 000 – 100 000

Wind chimes, bamboo (sml) 10 000/ (lge) 30 000

Additional Guide:

Beach Massage (1 hour) 60 000Rp/ (Half hour) 25 000Rp

Beach Bed (whole day use) 50 000Rp

DVD’s 10 000 (buy more, get extra free)

Hand bags, leather from $60 AUD

Jackets (leather) tailor made 800 000 – 1 200 000 (depending on size/leather)

Suit (Tailor made, 2pc, men’s) $60 AUD+

Taxi service (Bluebird), if booked in advance: minimum 30 000Rp

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Capturing precious memories in PAINT…

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With the assistance of our average phone cameras these days, we’re easily able to capture special photos of loved ones including family, friends and pets – and holiday snaps too!

Have you ever considered having these photos transformed into paintings?  A favourite photo or memory captured forever in paint.

There are a number of artists on the island of Bali who do these. My all time favourite however, is Julio at Julio’s Art Gallery in downtown Legian.

He has artfully captured the essence of my children on canvas, from photo’s and I adore his ability.  I really do recommend Julio highly!

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Just take a photo for him to paint and depending on workload, a painting will be ready in about 3-4 days.  They’re a  fabulous keepsake for your family and something that can be passed on for future generations.  I have seen family pets, loved ones who’ve passed, wedding moments and special family portraits there all captured by Julio in paint.

Examples of some of his in-shop art work below of well know celebs for sale…

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JULIO Art Gallery (All Painting Specialist)

Address:  Jl. Legian Kaja No. 466

Kuta 80361

Phone:  (0361) 752 567

Email:  julio_arts@yahoo.com

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NOTE: Comments and recommendations are based on my own personal opinions or experience, or those of close friends.