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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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How to have your clothing smelling like Bali….

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If you’d like your clothing to smell as they do when you’ve had them laundered and ironed in Bali, then why not  purchase sachets of the fragrances the Balinese laundries use to bring home?
These fragrant fabric softeners are readily available from the shops of Bali including  Bintang supermarket, Mataharis and Carrefour.
Although there are several brands available, including Molto and Rapika, “KISPRAY Ironing Aid” is a firm favourite.
Kispray can be used as an ironing aid to produce smoother, fresher and softer clothing.  It also has a long lasting fragrance and contains an antiseptic (alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride) which they say kills germs. Kispray can be economical too since it’s available in sachet packs (great for bringing home in your luggage!)  You only need to add water.  It’s also practical since there are refill pouches available to refill the original spray bottle.
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Wrought iron ❤️LOVE…

Over the years, I have often frequented a little wrought iron store in Seminyak, purchasing a variety of items from fruit bowls to candelabras.  They’re always so easy to bring home as they truly are indestructible!

A recent visit however, showed this little shop was now selling the very fashionable coloured wrought iron products.

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The range included animal figurines, chandeliers (extra small/small/medium/large), peacock chairs, pineapples, candelabras, loveseats, garment accessories, home décor, shelving…  and the list continues.

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Multiple colours are available as well as the original black.

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These items are listed as being hand-made.  Retail and wholesale prices, on request.

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Contact:  Agus at “Rainbow Bali Iron Work”

Shop:  Jalan Drupadi No. 2 Basangkasa, Seminyak

Phone:  0361 731833

Email enquiries: rbw_iron@yahoo.com

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An established Seminyak classic…

THE ROYAL BEACH SEMINYAK

The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali is a member of MGallery Collection and as such is an Accor hotel.

I have had the pleasure of staying at this comfortable, beachfront hotel on several occasions.  For me it remains a favourite, well-established Seminyak “go-to” hotel that never disappoints.

Formerly the Sofitel, the grand foyer is welcoming and the service impressive.  If you are seeking an ultra modern or chic resort, then the Royal Beach Seminyak is NOT for you!

Situated in 4.5 hectares of tropical gardens the resort has that “old Bali” feel without being too dated.

128 hotel rooms vary from  Superior, Deluxe, Grand Deluxe to Suites – all having a private balcony/terrace.  A Coffee Machine and quality tea selection in the Grand Deluxe and Suites are a nice touch.  The Suites provide a separate living area, powder room, well appointed ensuite and a spacious bedroom and walk-in robe.

17 private villas with their own private pool or spa pool are also available.  These are walled in their own private enclave with a Butler service.

Some truly are “position A” with a  direct ocean facing outdoor area.

Two outdoor  pools include a stunning beachfront pool and a private garden pool.

The garden pool has a spa attached and has plenty of tropical foliage giving a sense of seclusion.  It’s my favourite of the two pools for time-out and relaxing!

Breakfast is served at the Husk Restaurant overlooking the beachfront pool and ocean.  The cappuccino’s here are fabulous!

The Capri Beachfront Bar & Restaurant is a fab place for a sunset cocktail.  Often a guitarist is situated on the lawn area between the beach and the hotel.  The  poolside cabanas can be a great spot to chill and relax. The Teppanyaki Restaurant serves Japanese cruisine and the hotel also  provides 24hr room service.

Other facilities include free hotel parking, a well equipped air-conditioned Fitness Centre, in-house luxury Spa, Living Room Lounge featuring internet corner, kids play area and library.

The position affords easy movement between Seminyak and Legian and is in close vicinity to beachfront bars, fine dining restaurants and luxury Seminyak shopping.

If you enjoy an early morning walk, The Royal Beach is an easy stroll along the beach to Kudeta  or to Legian, in the opposite direction, along a paved beach path.

As a loyal Accor Advantage Plus member, I often benefit from room upgrades, benefit from 50% off Accor Sales, enjoy 2 for 1 meals and 15% off drinks.

If you are after a spacious resort with a firm Balinese theme, well established gardens, committed and loyal staff, well kept, comfortable and spacious rooms, then this gem of a resort is for you!

Whilst attending an invitation only, in-house cocktail party on the beachfront lawns last week, I noted the Reservations Manager was in his second decade of employment at the Royal Beach Seminyak. Clearly, the hotel treats it’s staff just as well as it’s clientele!

I can’t wait to return…

Website:  http://www.theroyalbeachseminyakbali.com/

Accor Advantage Plus website: http://www.advantageplus-asia.com/indexau.php

Accor website: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/australia/index.shtml

Pics:  Royal Beach Seminyak Bali.

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What is it about Bali…

My ♥Bali…

Bali is an island drenched in incredibly diverse things to see: each highlighting stunning natural spaces and stirring, artistic mediums.

I swoon at the stone sculptures, ceremonial dances, occasions and offerings, ornate wood carvings, fabrics, gardens, architecture, music and paintings.

The innate beauty of long sweeping coastlines, cliffs, terraced rice paddies, calm seas and picturesque volcanoes are all inspiring.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Balinese people are warm, polite, humble and welcoming.

What is it about Bali that calls your name?

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Balinese Offerings to the Gods…

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Daily offerings to God, also known as canang sari or blessings, are a fundamental part of every day life for the Balinese.  Canang Sari are usually made every morning.

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The Hindu Balinese believe offerings appease the spirits and brings prosperity and good health to the family. It is a duty and an honour at the same time.

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The placing of offerings can be seen daily on beaches, footpaths, at temple steps and shrines.  It is a daily ritual of giving back what has been given to you by the Gods. It is believed to be a sharing based on gratitude for the privilege of existence.

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When Hindus devote their offerings and prayers, it is believed God’s universe is recharged and continues its existence unaffected. To not observe this responsibility is to bring disturbance upon the Balinese and their world.

Offerings are made on a daily basis crafted from the natural kaleidoscope of beauty found in Bali’s forests, farms and general vegetation.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

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A beautiful mirror can transform the plainest of walls by reflecting light, opening up space, and adding a touch of instant style.  Like a piece of artwork, mirrors can be used throughout your home to create visually appealing focal points that can really take your breath away.

“Qubu Mirror” is a fave little Venetian mirror shop on Jl. Drupadi in Seminyak.

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Qubu Mirror has a nice selection of Venetian mirrors that they will happily pack for you in bubble wrap, box and string.  Packed so well in fact that if you are flying home, you can either send it through in your checked luggage, marked ‘Fragile’ or if it’s not too large, carry on-board your flight as hand luggage.

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I’ve done this on several occasions with no breakages, so far….touch wood!

QUBU MIRROR

Address:  Drupadi No 3, Seminyak

Phone: +62 81 338 121 346

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Sunset gazing at La Plancha…

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La Plancha is casual, sunset dining at its easiest.  Pull up a brightly-coloured bean bag and enjoy the view.  Simple, unpretentious Spanish food.  Be sure to arrive early to secure a seat as the bean bags are taken quickly.

A popular and arguably romantic beachfront location for sunset gazing over the Indian Ocean.

Address:  Jl. Dhyana pura, Seminyak – Bali

photo: Adji Pratama

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In need of a Doctor or Apotik in Seminyak?

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Med Mart & Pharmacy, on Jl Raya Seminyak is located just to the left hand side of Bintang Supermarket (at No 17) and directly next to a Silver shop.  A wide selection of medicinal needs are available here at a fraction of the cost of Australian prices.  Note:  If you’re unfortunate enough to be sleeping with a “snorer”, this Apotik DOES sell ear plugs!

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A Medical Clinic is conveniently situated at the rear of this Pharmacy.  Here you are able to wait to be seen by a Medical Practitioner.

NOTE:

There are numerous Apotiks in the tourist regions of Bali.  Personally, I always find them easy to locate if they’re near a “landmark” as this one is, near Bintang Supermarket.

If in Kuta, head to Matahari in Kuta Square for a reliable Apotik situated on the ground floor, opposite the Supermarket.

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