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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ULTIMATE HOMEWARES TOUR

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Heads up Ladies!

Exclusively Bali is excited to announce a ladies-only Ultimate Homewares Tour!

Immerse yourself in true Exclusively Bali-style hospitality staying at the stunning Royal Beach Seminyak Resort!

During your stay enjoy a fully hosted tour inclusive of:

  • private airport transfers
  • 6 nights luxury beachfront accommodation
  • daily breakfast
  • fully escorted shopping to handpicked retail and wholesale outlets
  • guided Tegalalang and Ubud shopping
  • 5 star dining
  • delicious high tea
  • indulgent spa treatment

And still plenty of opportunities to grab some ‘me time’ or relax with some like-minded ladies.

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

Dates are from 1st – 7th December, 2015 – just in time for Christmas!

Note: This tour will be kept small and exclusive.  Numbers are strictly limited!

For more information on this or FUTURE TOURS, register via email to exclusivelybali@gmail.com

SEMINYAK SQUARE MARKETS

If you’re an avid shopper and seeking a good selection of women’s clothing, you’ll enjoy the markets at Seminyak Square!

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Unlike many market stalls elsewhere, the Seminyak Square markets have a good array of modern styles and fabrics. Colourful kaftans with and without pompoms, maxi dresses, stylish sarongs, killer kimonos – they’re all there at Seminyak Square markets.

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A selection of sunglasses, bags and jewellery are also available.

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Bargaining in markets is normal practice and getting a good price depends largely on one’s bargaining prowess .Having said that, expect to pay a little more than the usual market fare here.  Well worth it for the unique selections though!

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When you’ve had enough of market shopping, there’s a plethora of fixed price shops opposite and in the surrounding streets.

Address:  Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak

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Tip:  The Kura Kura bus has a stop at Seminyak Square.  Check their website for details: http://kura2bus.com/

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THE COOLEST PLACE TO BE…

DOUBLE SIX ROOFTOP BAR

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The new Double Six Rooftop Bar offers an uninterrupted and amazing view,  Arrive early for a fab spot, or book in advance.

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The Reservations and waiting team are very efficient.  You will be ushered upstairs via the lift by elegantly dressed staff.

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The balcony booths are available to book with a minimum spend of approximately $100.  If there are several of you, this is easily met with cocktails averaging approximately $14AUS  each.

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The venue is open plan with a laid back vibe and cool music.  Day or night, this is the place to be in Bali to enjoy 5 star service and stunning views!

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Even the artwork is stunning!

Address:  Double Six Beach no. 66, Double Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak

Phone: +62 361 730466

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Italian at its best!!

Seminyak Italian Food

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Italian food lovers will adore the recent addition of “Seminyak Italian Food.” It’s situated on the mezzanine level of the Double-Six (luxury)Hotel.

Here diners have an amazing beach and pool view while they dine.

Exclusively Bali enjoyed lunch here in a comfortable environment where the produce was fresh, the food authentic and the service attentive.

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Recommended!!

Website: http://seminyak-italian.com

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Kreol Kitchen

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If you’re searching for an intimate and relaxed space with old world charm, then Kreol Kitchen could well be the place

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Quirky and vintage in its fittings and decor, this little go-to restaurant on Jalan Drupadi ticks all the boxes.

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We enjoyed a late breakfast here however the menu is extensive enough to cater to any meal sitting.

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Overlooking the gently blowing rice paddies and with a background of soothing music, Kreol Kitchen is a little gem tucked away on an often bustling road.

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Beer is Back in Bali Mini-marts!

A ruling from the Minister of Trade limiting the sales of beer at convenience stores and warungs was set to take effect on April 15, 2015.

As reported by Beritadewata.com, mini markets across Bali claimed they no longer have beer to sell and were not receiving new supplies from beer distributors. A few shops admitted to have old stocks of beer that they would sell until finished and then not restock.

A Reprieve for Bali Beer Sellers?

Meanwhile, the vice-chairman of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali), Ketut Suwandi, told the press that the Trade Minister has relented in the face of widespread protests and issued a special set of regulations exempting Bali from the ban on beer sales at mini markets and convenience stores. The exempting regulation has reportedly been hand-carried to Bali by a member of the Minister’s staff stipulating how beer sales will be controlled in Bali, given the Island’s special status as a tourist destination.

While specific details are short, Suwandi says the new regulations will address the aspirations of the people of Bali to allow beer sales in tourist areas. It is believed that it will be left to local regents, mayors and village chiefs in Bali to specify what areas will designated as tourist zones and remain open to beer sale to tourist visitors over the age of 21 years.

Details of the special regulations for Bali will be shared once the new ruling is formally promulgated on the Island.

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Ban on Sale of Beer at Bali Convenience Stores and Beaches – Call for Review

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DenPost reports that the Badung Tourism Service in Bali is asking the Indonesian Department of Trade to review and revise Ministerial Regulation Number 6 of 2015 that will severely limit the distribution and sale of beer.

Under the new regulation slated for implementation in mid-April, beer can no longer be sold from convenience stores or from local vendors circulating on Bali’s beaches. After that date the regulation would limit the sale of beer to supermarkets, hypermarkets, bars and restaurants.

The head of the Badung Tourism Service (Kadisparda), Tjokorda Raka Darmawan, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, commenting on the new regulation said: “The impact (of the regulation) will not be immediate, but will certainly be strongly felt over the long term. If this is allowed to stand, tourist visitors (to Bali) can shift to other countries, such as Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.”

Darmawan said the regency of Badung is targeting a 5% increase in tourist visitors in 2015.

Citing the popularity of cold beer among the citizens of major markets to Bali, Darmawan added: “If this (beer) is outlawed or its distribution limited, this will certainly affect their enjoyment. The total number of visitors from Australia to Bali has now achieved one million or around 80,000 Australian visitors per month, many of whom like this beverage (beer). Because of this, the government needs to review the rules and tourism areas should be exempted.”

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Similar sentiments were expressed by the chairman of Commission II of the Badung House of Representatives (DPRD-Badung), Nyoman Satria. Insisting that beer with less than 5% alcohol does not make people drunk, said: “It would be better if the Government focused more on controlling local alcoholic beverages such as home-made ‘arak’ that has not been studied by the Ministry of Health. Regulations from the Minister of Trade must meet the aspirations and protect the people and not only seen from a narrow perspective.”

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OGOH-OGOH Parade – Bali’s “New Years Eve”

The famous OGOH-OGOH parade is where Balinese men and boys parade large, mythological (mostly demonic) creatures through the streets on the eve of Nyepi.  This is known as Bali’s ‘New Year’s Eve” and is accompanied by much noise and gamelan music.

Ogoh ogoh is a kind of statue / giant doll which is made of light materials eg. combinations of wood, bamboo, paper, and styrofoam, so it is easy to be lifted and paraded. They are usually made by groups of village artists.

As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents spirituality inspired by Hindu philosophy.

An Ogoh-ogoh generally stands on a pad built of timber planks/bamboos. The pad is designed to sustain the Ogoh-ogoh while it is being lifted and carried around the village or the town square. There are normally eight or more men carrying the Ogoh-ogoh on their shoulders.

During the procession, the Ogoh-ogoh is rotated counter-clockwise three times. This act is done at every T-junction and crossroad. (Rotating the effigies is intended to bewilder the evil spirits so that they go away and cease harming human beings).

Tourists and visitors are welcome to watch the parades, take pictures and witness this unique spectacle. Some of these ogoh-ogohs are actually burnt after the parade as a symbol of self purification. A unique spectacle!

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The uber cool Rock Bar…

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Whether you’re going for a quiet drink with your much loved or to party with your group, the Rock Bar is a hip place to be.

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An open topped bar perched cliff front and overlooking a breathtaking vista of ocean is on one level, whilst another level is surrounded by suspended terraces where you can congregate and drink in the views whilst sipping a cocktail or two.

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Be prepared for the occasional splash from the sea on the lower level, or to be “wind-blown”, if the conditions are just right.

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I suggest you arrive before sunset and also to leave early to try to beat the long queues for the inclinator.  Keep in mind the inclinator only carries four passengers at a time and resort guests take priority, both ways!

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Do consider using the inclinator if steps are a problem for you – there are many!

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The drinks are generous and the location breathtaking.

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A DJ, delish tapas, sunset ocean views and an uber cool vibe, makes the Rock Bar one of the most popular places to be.

Cheers to a great evening! x

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More info: ayanaresort.com

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
Bali, Indonesia – 80364

Phone: +62 361 702222

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