The seventh edition of the Bali International Triathlon will take place on June 23 in Jimbaran, with three-time champion and 2009 world championship runner-up Chris Lieto seeking his fourth win.
The event, will be held by telecommunication and multimedia company Biznet, Bali Discovery and the Bali Hotels Association, and is expected to attract 1,200 participants from around the globe.
Online registrations are open since Sept 01st, 2012 and will close on June 21st, 2013.
The triathlon consists of three Olympic events: a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 42-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run.
Another sprint and five-kilometer fun run have also been arranged for the participants.
All three events will depart from Jimbaran beach. The swimming event start the triathlon at 7 a.m, followed by biking down the Ngurah Rai Bypass and ending with running, while the sprint distance event, will start approximately an hour and a half later.
Once the two triathlon events have started, the five-kilometer fun run will follow, with participants scheduled to run down the beach and up the steep hills toward the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali.
Indonesian three-time Olympian Richard Sambera also confirmed his return to the event.
Stay at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran and be at the heart of the action. Located right in the middle of both departing point and running circuit, Kupu Kupu Jimbaran is the place to be to attend Bali International Triathlon 2013.
For booking and inquiries contact +62 361 703 342 - firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.kupuresorts.com/jimbaran/
I wish to share my experience aboard the Kupu Phangan Explorer.
We departed around 11am from the Kupu Phangan Beach Resort, and within a 10 minutes car ride, we reached the fisherman pier of Thong Sala.
There awaited us this charming vessel full of epic exploration tales accumulated along the years around the island of Koh Phangan.
Renovated in 2013 by KupuResorts to provide quality entertainment for its guests, the deck allows sunbathing while enjoying the bliss of travelling the breathtaking landscapes surrounding this Thai archipelago.
The tour features a picnic by the sea on a virgin white sand beach. The food prepared by the French chef Maxime was delicious: a savory pasta salad in pesto sauce, Lebanese style semolina starter and a chicken N cheese wrap to die for, tropical fruits for dessert ended a succulent yet healthy meal.
The rest of the tour included snorkeling in clear waters to see myriads of colorful tropical fishes eating watermelon pieces out of our bare hands , kayaking around rocky shores, and a nap waiting for the sunset.
That’s when the magic starts to operate, when the sky becomes red and orange mixed with blue and purple, salty wind in your hair makes you realize how worriless and relaxed a real vacation can make you feel.
These moments in life where happiness overwhelms you should not be that scarce.
I took a few pictures to capture these instants so difficult to describe with words.
Introducing its new “All you can eat Sunday Brunch”, Chocolate Café is the place to be on Sunday mornings. Discover an inspired and extensive array of savory breakfast and lunch dishes presented in a classic buffet style in our charming Jimbaran venue.
Join us and enjoy a lavish buffet of home-baked pastries, fresh sushis, cheese platters and a full range of salads.
The buffet is complemented by a variety of delicious main dishes ranging from Prawn Curry Indian Style to Penne Arrabiatta.
A sumptuous choice of desserts like apple blueberry crumble or Mango Brioche completes this feast.
Attentive staff is on hand to create a memorable experience. Indulge yourself with a limitless supply of great food while creating beautiful moments with your loved ones.
Welcoming you every Sunday from 09:00 AM to 14:00 PM, our Sunday Brunch will please the most discerning palate…
Advance booking is advised. For bookings and inquiries please call +62 361 703 342
ONLY IDR 199 000 ++/PERSON !!!
Inside Jimbaran Corner shopping center
Jalan Raya Uluwatu II / Corner of Jalan Four Seasons
80361 Jimbaran, Bali
+62 361 703 342
Kupu Kupu Koh-Phangan will soon offer new features like boat trips directly bookable by our guests. All kinds of packages will soon be available to the best spots of the island. Among the many possibilities: Marine Angthong Park, Sunset cruises, Snorkeling trips or Private boat cruises.
Here is a taste of what we propose…
BOTTLE BEACH is one of the most wonderful beaches of the island, also called “Haad Khuat”; this isolated heaven is accessible by boat only.
Be seduced by this still untouched and preserved environment where calm and tranquility reign. White sand and turquoise water await you for a day in paradise.
ANGTHONG NATIONAL MARINE PARK
Angthong National Marine Park is a part of the Gulf of Thailand, located right in front of our Kupu Kupu Koh-Phangan resort on the Koh-Samui Island. Its capacity covers 42 islands with a total area of 102 km², of which only 18 km² are land. This persevered environment is composed of caves, lagoons, white sand beaches and the famous Emerald Lake. Various activities like kayaking or snorkeling are the key to a fun day at Angthong National Marine Park!
Enjoy a romantic dinner during sunset time aboard our private boat. Love is in the air !
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(For 2 people)
400g of king mackerel
1 apple grany smith
20 cl of coconut milk
40g of coriander
20g of ginger
20g of lemongrass
2 limes: juice and zest
60g of spring onions
3 table spoons of olive oil
70 g of Mango
Cut the Mackerel in cubes and marinate it in olive oil .
Prepare the marinade by combining coconut milk, coriander, ginger, lemongrass, spring onions, olive oil and the minced apple.
Pour the marinade over the fish only 3 minutes before serving the dish.
For the vinaigrette, mix mango, lemongrass and olive oil, and keep the mixture in the fridge until serving.
Prepare a fresh herb salad with coriander, basil and melissa topped with lime juice and olive oil.
Set up the fish on the plate.
Serve the green salad on top of the fish and top up the mango vinaigrette on the dish and around the plate.
Enjoy many more scrumptious dishes at our Kupu Kupu Koh Phangan restaurant!
Compose the perfect stay with great food, luxurious accommodation and breathtaking landscapes at Kupu Kupu Koh-Phangan.
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If you’re lucky enough to visit Bali at the time of the full moon celebration you are in for a treat.
Purnama, or full moon in Bali is a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate this special day hosting splendid ceremonies.
Balinese believe that Purnama is a propitious day when Gods descend to the earth and give their blessing. On this sacred day, hundreds of ceremonies are held in all corners of the island to satisfy and honor the gods with offerings such as food, fruit and flowers. The Balinese themselves are then blessed by performing various rituals using holy water, incense smoke, petals and rice grains.
Since Purnama is believed to be a propitious day it is the time for planting, especially for plants that bear fruit. It is common for Balinese to delay planting until the day of the full moon, when they are more assured of a successful harvest.
Some people also believe that bathing in water perfumed by fragrant petals of the frangipani flower, under the light of the full moon will wash away your sins, while ensuring that you will remain youthfully attractive.
Our Ubud and Jimbaran resorts are both located near the biggest and most beautiful temples on the Island such as Uluwatu or Tirta Empul. We would be more than happy to have you stay with us to share these amazing moments together.
For inquiries or bookings please visit: http://www.kupuresorts.com/ or e-mail: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
Held in the cultural and artistic hub of Bali, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is one of the most important events on the Island.
This year 2013 marks an important year for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, as Southeast Asia’s most renowned literary event gets set to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, 11 - 15 October in Ubud, Bali. In 2013, the Festival comes full circle returning to its original theme ”Through Darkness to Light” in Indonesian ”Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang”, honouring RA Kartini, Indonesia’s beloved women’s rights pioneer. Beyond paying homage to Kartini, the 2013 program will focus on women’s stories, women’s rights and education, heroes and visionaries. Writers from around the world and across all genres will be embraced, including travel writers, songwriters, playwrights, poets, comedians and graphic novelists.
Some great names from literature already have been announced to attend the festivities. Among them Irvine Welsh, Scottish novelist, screenwriter and author of the literary cult classic Trainspotting and the US prolific journalist and Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver
Stay at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa Ubud , located only 5 mins away from Ubud Center and do not miss a bit of South East Asia’s most acclaimed and culturally diverse literary event
Today our Kupu Kupu Jimbaran chef Mr. Pastika, shares with us a traditional recipe from the nearby Balinese Island, Lombok.
AYAM TALIWANG (spicy grilled chicken)
300 gram of boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 lime, squeeze it to get around 1-2 teaspoons juice
150 ml of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of shaved palm sugar
A pinch of salt
Finely pestle the following ingredients into a spice-paste
6 red chilies, roasted
6 shallots, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 candle nuts, fried without oil
1 teaspoon of roasted shrimp paste
Rub the chicken breast with lime juice and salt, grill until it is half-cook.
Heat oil in a pan and sauté the spice paste until fragrant.
Pour in the coconut milk, salt and palm sugar, cook and stir until boiled.
Add the chicken breast.
Cook on low heat until the liquid is thickened and becomes a gravy sauce.
Remove the chicken from the pan, and baste it with the gravy sauce.
Grill slowly and turn around several times.
Serve it with steamed rice.
You can enjoy many Indonesian and Balinese dishes at our Topeng Restaurant. Your one stop for Balinese fine dining in Jimbaran.
For more information visit: http://www.kupuresorts.com/jimbaran/
Twice a month on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, takes place the Half Moon Party. This huge outdoor dance event is a replica of the well known full moon party.
Organized one week before and one week after the Full Moon, party people can enjoy live Dj sets on the beach until the sun rises.
The party is located on the Ban Tai beach and merges with the nearby jungle.
Entrance fee for the party is : 300 Bahts/person
Next parties on the calendar: 18th and 31st of May 2013
If you want to join these parties of a lifetime, our Koh-Phangan resort is the place to be. Located only 6 kilometers from the Ban Tai beach it is the perfect spot to attend the festivities.
For more details about our Koh-Phangan resort, visit: http://www.kupuresorts.com/kohphangan/
During the dry season, from July to August when there is a strong continuous wind blowing from East to West Bali becomes the world’s hotspot for surfing. A little lesser known but just as exciting are the Kiting activities during this season, with its peak during the International Kite Festival held in July.
The kites come in all shapes and sizes, however the most common are “Bebean”, which is a fish shaped kite, “Janggan” which is Fish shaped and Pecukan for the leaf shaped ones. The biggest ones are the “Bebeans”, they can reach up to 4 meters in width and even up to 10 meters in length, shaped like a split-tailed fish with a huge mouth! Due to their size these kites require up to 10 adults to keep them into control!
Although the main action will take place in Sanur, the kites can be seen all over Bali and especially on the beaches. A perfect moment to watch the beautiful sunset from the relaxing confines of our Jimbaran Beach Club!
Make sure you are early, during the high season our Jimbaran Beach Club can fill up pretty quickly and you don’t want to miss that perfect seat for the lauded sunset over Jimbaran Bay.
For more information about our Jimbaran resort visit: http://www.kupuresorts.com/jimbaran/