Short Escapes & Activities
Cultural Tours and Sightseeing
DENPASAR CITY TOUR
Denpasar is the largest city in Bali, with an attractive main square in the city center. On one side of Puputan Square is the BALI MUSEUM, with its art collection that ranges from prehistoric finds to early 20th century arts. On display also are scale models depicting the ritualistic Balinese tooth filling, marriage and cremation ceremonies.
Visit the colorful pasar – Indonesian market, where local people sell their produce with munch haggling over prices. Your last stop is the Bali Arts Center, a traditional Balinese building, which houses a permanent exhibition of modern paintings and woodcarvings.
Attractions around Seminyak
Seminyak, with its humble beginnings, has evolved into Bali’s most sophisticated and upscale beach resort area throughout the years. Amongst all the modernity and glamour, there are a handful of Seminyak’s interesting facets to discover.
Petitenget Temple, or ‘Pura Petitenget’ in the local tongue, is Seminyak’s sole and central cultural landmark.
Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Biasa ArtSpace is the sister enterprise of the renowned Bali-based Biasa fashion brand. It is located only steps away from the Biasa Seminyak flagship store on the main road, and houses a fine collection of contemporary art that will appeal to art and fashion lovers in mind.
Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak 34, Seminyak
Echo Beach is one of Bali’s most recently christened surf spots. The nickname overshadows its local name ‘Pantai Batu Mejan’, after a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple on site. The beach is clean and well-kept, and it’s a great place to chill with a laid-back vibe, great views, and delicious seafood.
Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu
A great place to escape the hectic traffic of downtown Seminyak, Kendra Gallery is within a 10-minute walk to Jalan Laksmana. Paintings and wall art have proved especially popular at Kendra, with young Indonesian artists representing their traditional street art as part of the world pop art surrealist movement.
Location: Jalan Drupadi 88B, Seminyak
Seminyak outshines the two as the island’s most prized beach resort area. Undercurrents are usually strong, and surfing is mostly for the advanced. Other activities to be had along the coast include horseback riding that starts from the Umalas stables in Canggu in the north, down to Seminyak’s Petitenget coast and Legian’s Blue Ocean Beach area. Seminyak sunsets are not to be missed.
Trick Art 3D Museum
Collection of paintings in 3D Trick Art Gallery is very complete. Different types of painting tricks reliable and professional painters to make paintings those extraordinary results are spectacular. Collection includes Classic theme roman, Dinosaurs, Animal, trick, Bali Themes, and many more are up to 80 tricks painting. The atmosphere in the collection is a favorite hill bridge accompanied by the flow of water.
Location: Jalan Sunset Road No.789, Seminyak (opposite of Swiss Bellinn Hotel)