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3 luxury sustainable spas in Bali

Bali has a lot of spas; in some areas, every third shop is a spa. All varieties of spas can be found as well -- from local to international award winning spas. In recent years, a lot of people have become more conscious of what they put on their skin. The skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it, so with increasing amounts of chemicals in many products, it can lead to allergies or worse. One way to avoid this is to choose a spa that uses naturally made products and takes an approach that is kind to your skin. Local Indonesian jamu (traditional medicine) methods have always done this but a few luxury spas in Bali not only use natural products but also take the spa experience to a new level of comfort. The Spa at Alila Soori Villas The Spa is housed in a sustainably built house with a view of the Indian Ocean in front. Entering this warm and opulent hideaway, the central spa area is dominated by a beautiful pool that instantly adds a sensuously relaxed atmosphere. The traditional Balinese Beauty Ritual is two hours of pure bliss. Balinese lulur is an ancient village remedy with its origins from the rice farmers of Bali that is recognized as traditional medicine. The treatment is believed to help warm the body, relieve aching joints and help in the recovery of troubled or loose skin. Locally sourced sandalwood, fennel seed, star aniseed, eaglewood and fenugreek are blended together to use during this healing remedy. It is a 60 minutes Balinese Massage, body scrub, body mask and mini facial. The massage uses natural oils and you can choose a beautiful aromatic blend to suit your mood. After the massage, you are gently scrubbed using the herbal warming mixture and then wrapped in a cocoon while the gently heated massage table ensures every pore is cleansed and every muscle relaxed. The therapist performs a revitalizing mini facial as you relax on this wave of warmth. Not only do you feel like you are floating on a cloud after the treatment, but you are also assured that only the most natural ingredients have been used during this process. If you loved the products used, there are a wide range of Alila Spa products for sale to take with you. A particular favorite is the Black Volcanic Soap that is made from Balinese volcanic lava. Ojas Spa, COMO Shambhala Estate This famed wellness retreat outside Ubud is the ultimate luxury hideaway in the forest with an ethos based around holistic principles. If you are not staying here, you can come and get pampered at the beautifully serene Ojas Spa. Ranges of treatments are offered here, including hydrotherapy and Ayurveda treatments. This Zen space is very soothing and, set among vast sounding grounds; it is a quiet retreat to indulge in a treatment. Signature massages are done using specially blended oils made on the estate, sourced from local products and 100 percent natural. The Shambhala signature massage is an hour-long treatment and uses innovative long strokes and medium pressure to both relax and revive spirit and mind. Set in a light airy room looking onto a garden, complemented by clean lines to leave the mind uncluttered, this deeply therapeutic technique performed by a highly skilled therapist feels more like a four handed massage thanks to the expertise of the therapist. This is a deeply relaxing and aromatic experience that leaves the skin smooth and supple. Facials are also available using a range of their homemade products called PURIFIES. These products are based on the principles of aromatherapy, incorporating only premium grade oils free of parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance and color. The PURIFY Holistic Facials are deeply calming and catered to your skin type using these products, along with steam and specialist massage techniques to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Not only are the products used at the Ojas Spa kind to your skin, but also to the surrounding environment. Fivelements Puri Ahmisa This healing hotel is located just outside Ubud in a scenic spot with the river flowing through. The spa is perched right along the riverbank so you hear the flow of water easing past as you are experiencing some incredibly therapeutic and natural treatments. This award-winning spa is unique in that not only does it have a wide variety of beauty treatments, but also healing rituals are on offer from Balinese healers and priests. This means that both body and soul can be nurtured naturally in this wonderful sustainably built bamboo spa. Acupressure with Pak Ketut is designed to trigger the body’s self-healing abilities and uses energy transfer to help heal. After starting with transference of energy, the ritual is designed to relieve both physical and mental strain. This can relieve deep-seated tension and trigger the healing process. The healing rituals harness the power of both natural herbal ingredients and energy. The beauty rituals use a wide variety of natural elements found throughout Bali. Probably one of the most healing plants is the coconut. Virgin coconut oil is one of the most healing oils, naturally antibacterial and nourishing. The Coconut Harmony treatment is a deep massage with this oil, followed by a moisturizing bath of coconut milk, the pure blended aromatic Shakti Oil and scattered with Frangipani flowers. A hewn rock bath gently sheltered by foliage looks over the flowing river below melding nature and the spa together. This wonderful bamboo structure is open meaning that it is a totally sensory experience within nature.
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I feel calm just looking at these pictures~
@nokcha glad to hear that :) @gabyrich haha you're welcome!
@nokcha that is how I feel about all the cards in the bali collections. thank you @keshie for reminding me that I need (and I would say deserve) a vaca.. ha!
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دليل شامل للتعرف على الجنسية عن طريق برنامج الاستثمار
يعد برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار (CIP) طريقة قانونية للحصول على جنسية دولة أخرى. يُعرف أيضًا باسم المواطنة الاقتصادية. تم إنشاء البرنامج في عام 1984 من قبل حكومة سانت كيتس ونيفيس. بموجب هذا البرنامج ، يُطلب من المتقدمين تقديم مساهمة اقتصادية للبلاد حتى يكونوا مؤهلين للحصول على جنسيتها. يمكن أن يكون الاستثمار في شكل شراء عقارات أو استثمار تجاري أو شراء سندات حكومية. هناك العديد من الفوائد للحصول على الجنسية من خلال برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار. يشمل ذلك السفر بدون تأشيرة إلى أكثر من 150 دولة ، والوصول إلى التعليم الجيد والرعاية الصحية ، والاستقرار السياسي. بالإضافة إلى ذلك ، تمنحك الجنسية الحق في العيش والعمل في الدولة ، ونقل جنسيتك إلى أطفالك. ما هي متطلبات الحصول على الجنسية عن طريق برنامج الاستثمار؟ هناك ثلاثة متطلبات رئيسية للبرنامج: 1. يجب ألا يقل عمر المتقدم عن 18 عامًا. 2. أن يكون لدى مقدم الطلب سجل جنائي نظيف. 3. يجب على مقدم الطلب أن يقدم مساهمة اقتصادية للدولة. ما هو مبلغ الاستثمار المطلوب للحصول على الجنسية؟ يختلف مبلغ الاستثمار من بلد إلى آخر ، ولكنه يبدأ عادةً بحوالي 100،000 دولار أمريكي. قد تتطلب بعض البلدان مبلغ استثمار أعلى ، اعتمادًا على عدد المعالين المدرجين في التطبيق. ما هي فوائد الحصول على الجنسية من خلال CIP؟ هناك العديد من الفوائد للحصول على الجنسية من خلال برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار. وتشمل هذه: 1. السفر بدون تأشيرة إلى أكثر من 150 دولة من خلال برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار ، ستتمكن من السفر بدون تأشيرة إلى أكثر من 150 دولة ، بما في ذلك المملكة المتحدة وكندا ومنطقة شنغن. 2. الحصول على تعليم جيد ورعاية صحية كمواطن في بلد متقدم ، ستحصل على تعليم ورعاية صحية عالي الجودة. سيتمكن أطفالك من الالتحاق بالمدارس والجامعات العليا ، وستشعر براحة البال عندما تعلم أن لديك إمكانية الوصول إلى رعاية طبية ذات مستوى عالمي. 3. الاستقرار السياسي عندما تصبح مواطنًا في بلد مستقر ، ستكون قادرًا على العيش والعمل بسلام ، دون الحاجة إلى القلق بشأن عدم الاستقرار السياسي أو الاضطرابات المدنية. 4. الحق في العيش والعمل في البلاد كمواطن ، سيكون لك الحق في العيش والعمل في البلاد. ستتمكن أيضًا من التقدم بطلب للحصول على جواز سفر ، مما سيسمح لك بالسفر بحرية حول العالم. 5. القدرة على نقل جنسيتك لأطفالك كمواطن ، ستتمكن من نقل جنسيتك إلى أطفالك. هذا يعني أنهم سيكونون قادرين على التمتع بجميع المزايا التي تأتي مع كونهم مواطنين في دولة متقدمة. كم من الوقت يستغرق الحصول على الجنسية؟ يمكن أن تختلف عملية الحصول على الجنسية من دولة إلى أخرى ، ولكنها تستغرق عادةً ما بين 6-12 شهرًا. ما هي المخاطر المرتبطة ببرنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار؟ هناك بعض المخاطر المرتبطة بالبرنامج ، ولكنها عادةً ما تكون ثانوية. يتمثل الخطر الرئيسي في أنه قد لا يتم إرجاع مبلغ الاستثمار إذا لم ينجح مقدم الطلب في الحصول على الجنسية. ومع ذلك ، يتم التخفيف من هذه المخاطر من خلال حقيقة أن معظم البلدان لديها ضمان لاسترداد الأموال إذا لم ينجح الطلب. هل برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار مناسب لي؟ يعد برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار مناسبًا لك إذا كنت تبحث عن طريقة للحصول على جنسية دولة متقدمة. إنه أيضًا خيار جيد إذا كنت ترغب في العيش والعمل في بلد يتمتع باستقرار سياسي وإمكانية الحصول على تعليم ورعاية صحية جيدين. إذا كنت تستوفي المتطلبات وترغب في تقديم مساهمة اقتصادية للبلد ، فقد يكون برنامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار هو الخيار المناسب لك. كيف تختار أفضل جنسية عن طريق برنامج الاستثمار؟ هناك العديد من العوامل التي يجب مراعاتها عند اختيار أفضل جنسية ثانية عن طريق برنامج الاستثمار. وتشمل هذه: 1. مبلغ الاستثمار أول شيء يجب مراعاته هو مبلغ الاستثمار. سيختلف هذا من بلد إلى آخر ، ولكنه يبدأ عادةً بحوالي 100،000 دولار أمريكي. 2. عدد المعالين عامل آخر يجب مراعاته هو عدد المعالين. قد تتطلب بعض البلدان مبلغ استثمار أعلى إذا كان هناك أكثر من معالين مدرجين في الطلب. 3. وقت المعالجة وقت المعالجة عامل مهم آخر يجب مراعاته. يمكن أن تختلف عملية الحصول على الجنسية من دولة إلى أخرى ، ولكنها تستغرق عادةً ما بين 6-12 شهرًا. 4. الفوائد أخيرًا ، يجب أن تفكر أيضًا في مزايا الحصول على الجنسية الثانية من خلال البرنامج. يشمل ذلك السفر بدون تأشيرة إلى أكثر من 150 دولة ، والوصول إلى التعليم والرعاية الصحية الجيدة ، والقدرة على نقل جنسيتك إلى أطفالك. 5. المخاطر هناك بعض المخاطر المرتبطة ببرنامج الجنسية الثانية ، ولكنها عادة ما تكون طفيفة. يتمثل الخطر الرئيسي في أنه قد لا يتم إرجاع مبلغ الاستثمار إذا لم ينجح الطلب في الحصول على الجنسية. ومع ذلك ، يتم التخفيف من هذه المخاطر من خلال حقيقة أن معظم البلدان لديها ضمان لاسترداد الأموال إذا لم ينجح الطلب. يجب عليك أيضًا استشارة محامي هجرة متمرس لضمان اختيار البرنامج المناسب لاحتياجاتك. في سيتزنشيب باي ، لدينا فريق من المحامين ذوي الخبرة الذين يمكنهم توجيهك خلال العملية ومساعدتك في اختيار أفضل برنامج للحصول على جنسية ثانية عن طريق الاستثمار لتلبية احتياجاتك. ملخص تقدم برامج الجنسية عن طريق الاستثمار العديد من الفوائد ، ولكن من المهم اختيار البرنامج المناسب لاحتياجاتك. في سيتزنشيب باي ، يمكننا مساعدتك في التنقل في العملية والعثور على أفضل برنامج لاحتياجاتك. اتصل بنا اليوم لمعرفة المزيد حول كيف يمكننا مساعدتك في الحصول على جنسية دولة متقدمة.
The story behind the most expensive gourmet coffee in the world: Kopi luwak
The life of a civet cat, strangely known as the coffee rat in Indonesia or tree dog on the Indian subcontinent, is not at all that bad. In the wild, they are free to roam anywhere they fancy, from the tropical forests of Sri Lanka all the way to the dense jungles of Sumatra. They are solitary creatures for most of their lives, but are persnickety eaters and thus discard rotten fruit and diseased mammals. The males get together with their female counterparts whenever they have to, receiving the better end of the deal by mating with no strings attached. They are nocturnal save for when a bright moon comes out. Then they sleep all night like they normally do during the day. And as long as their intestinal tracts remain fully functioning, they will continue pooing out a tradable commodity, one that also happens to produce the most expensive gourmet coffee in the world: the kopi luwak. There are over a hundred types of coffee in the world but only three -- Arabica, robusta and liberica -- are farmed exhaustively and made commercially available. The luwak coffee can be made from all three types but result in varying tastes. The Arabica bean in Indonesia is the most popular for the luwak blend, as well as for non-specialty coffee consumption. With a name like “cat-poo-ccino” and Jerry Seinfeld’s blunt “cat shit coffee” description from his hit TV show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the luwak and its history in Indonesia is nevertheless by no means a laughing matter. Before the introduction of coffee plantations, civet cats and coffee production were an unlikely pair. The civet cat was in fact a creepy pest scurrying over rooftops and eating prize-winning tajen cocks. Their utility hadn’t been explored at all as coffee “fermenters” and their fecal matter was a mere inconvenience to the villager, as is dog crap to the jogger in New York City. The luwak’s prodigious poo-coffee discovery came when the Dutch launched their cultuurstelsel program of enforced coffee planting in Java in the 19th century. Due to exploitative practices, the local indigenous workers were forbidden to enjoy the fruits of their own labor. Of course, prohibition piques interest and so the workers gave their beans a go, but only after they were passed through the guts of the civets running amok on the plantation fields. Fast-forward one hundred and some years. In 2012, the value of coffee exports from Indonesia reached US $1.5 Billion. Seventy percent of Indonesia’s total coffee production was exported, yet how much the luwak contributed to that figure is largely unknown. Regardless, being a highly sought after specialty blend, cat poo coffee has proven to be a lucrative business attracting global consumers for its rich taste, as well as its novelty factor -- sometimes more of the latter than the former. Its labor-intensive production process, as well as scarcity on the global market, drives up its price to anywhere from $300 to $600 per kilogram, making it the most expensive coffee in the world. A cup in the US can go anywhere from $50 to $80. Though coffee estates are seeing a decline in Indonesia, large-scale “wild-sourced” luwak plantations are still in operation, mostly in Sumatra. There are also the small backyard ventures popping up here and there that are proving to be quite profitable enterprises. Harmoni Bali Organik is an example of a successful homegrown luwak plant run by Kadek Ardhi, 54, and Santhi, 51 -- a husband and wife team. They operate right from their traditional Balinese home in Bangli where civet cats roam naturally in the forests and are even brought in by farmers in exchange for a 25-kilogram bag of rice. Unlike the coffee’s history, Kadek and Santhi’s roots in the business are not as deep. “In 2006, I had a Japanese visitor who recommended I merge business with pleasure,” says Kadek, 54, while sliding a tray of Arabica cherries into a civet cat’s cage. “At that time I had only two civets and I kept them just for fun. But he recommended that I breed them and so my capacity quickly grew to 18. Every month I was visited by my Japanese friend who inspected the cages -- now I have 94 luwak and I export my special coffee to Canada and Japan.” The production of kopi luwak is by no means a complicated process. The civet cat sleeps all day with their eyes creepily open and wakes up around sundown. Santhi and her team then begin sliding trays of about a kilogram of Arabica cherries to each cat for dinner. They gorge until satiated, defecate, circle their cages for a bit and then go back to sleep. It was a surprise to see that they meticulously sift through the best cherries -- a selling point that inflates their price tags because of this ability to distinguish good beans from bad. Surprisingly, they spit out the fruit, which is then collected and used as organic fertilizer -- sometimes even dumped on the side of the road next to the plantations where the cherries originated. Their feces are collected in a sieve from right under them in the mornings. The cleaning process begins by laying out the feces on trays in the open sun. “We don’t use water in cleaning the feces,” says Santhi. “The sun does the cleaning through drying and it takes anywhere from one to two weeks, depending on the sun.” Much debate surrounds the luwak coffee’s taste, with many experts asserting that the quality is in fact quite poor and nothing to be excited about. Some connoisseurs swear over the coffee and will go out of their way to make a purchase. Some claim the taste to be less bitter and earthier, yet the overall quality and robustness of flavor varies widely region by region. For Santhi, luwak coffee from Java and Sumatra is spicy while from Kintamani it is a bit more acidic. Nowadays, the kopi luwak can be seen as a business model of micro-economy interconnectedness. Take Santhi and Kadek Ardhi’s plant, for example. Coffee cherries are purchased from a Kintamani farmer and arrive every day at the same time before sundown: two bags weighing anywhere from 95 to 100 kilograms. They hire local help to feed and tend the cats, maintain the cages and package the final product, which then goes to what many might consider a sampling showroom, or sales point, for tourists, in a forest near Ubud. However, one drawback to luwak production is that the Arabica bean is ripe from April to June in lower altitudes (700 to 900 meters) and from April until September in higher altitudes (900 to 1200 meters or even more), such as in Kintamani. Despite a season-dependent output, Santhi and Kadek still manage to produce 25 kilograms per month for the international market, as well as 50 kilograms for the domestic one. However, luwak or not, the irony is that coffee in Indonesia appears to be unpopular. According to investment statistics in 2012 the per capita consumption was relatively low at 0.95 kilograms, compared to Finland where it was 11.7 kilograms. Unscientifically and by observation only, it seems that the artificial variety is preferred by Indonesian consumers, a powdery kind, which in fact has less coffee and more sugar with creamer -- a blend that is atrociously sweet and lacks real flavor and effect. Coffee culture has yet to catch up, although domestic numbers are slowly growing. All in all, the luwak coffee, or any other Indonesian-grown coffee for that matter, is worth boasting about and for thumbing the nation’s nose at the ex-colonizers.
10 best new hotels of 2014
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With the onset of the era of digitization, the restaurant industry is growing at an exponential rate. A majority of the restaurants are starting up with the idea of restaurant chains. In such a scenario, it is the restaurant software in India that forms a crucial part of the restaurant management system. These POS systems ensure the smooth functioning of the restaurants in the long run. With that, there are a plethora of POS systems out there in the market that make it difficult for restaurant owners to pick one. Restaurant management system helps restaurant owners and managers to run a restaurant end to end. Restaurant staff use these tools to keep track of inventory, payroll, orders, and analytics. Managers and owners can use these tools to compare business practices across multiple locations, ease the on boarding process for new employees, and track employee effectiveness. These tools provide additional features for either niche restaurant types or restaurants as a whole. Restaurant management software is specially designed to help users manage their food service establishment. Some platforms have functions related to customer interactions similar to those found in a point of sale (POS) system, but most restaurant management software focuses on behind-the-scenes processes mainly restaurant employee scheduling, inventory management and accounting system. There is intersect between restaurant management software and point of sale (POS) systems. However, while restaurant management tools include POS features, they also include other features that help run a restaurant. Whether it's choosing the best POS system or choosing an inventory management software that will save you hours of headaches, restaurant management software is a must-have for your restaurant. Include at least these important features for a good restaurant management system: Inventory management, POS, employee management, accounting, order management, reservations, or payroll. Here we list the main benefits of a restaurant management system that you expect. Track sales down to each item Generate financial statements quickly and accurately Better customer service Access data wherever Efficient staff management Better communication for the kitchen, wait staff, and cashier Cost savings Of all the POS system options available in the market, Bizmax software is the most preferable one. The key reason behind the same is its user-friendliness and fair pricing. It is among the top cloud-based POS system that has all the features of smart restaurant software. One can get real-time information with the help of this POS system while offering ease to the restaurant owner in terms of restaurant management. For More Details: Restaurant Software India Website : www.bizmaxsoftware.com Email: contact@bizmaxsoftware.com WhatsApp/ Mobile: +91 77360 72795
How To Make Mee Goreng Mamak (印度炒面), Fried Noodles with Indo-Malayan Flair
I love Indonesian food. Based on their history and interactions with the rest of Asia, the cuisine has subtle nods to Chinese, Thai, and Indian dishes, but with their own special (and usually nice and spicy) twist. Mee goreng is perhaps my favorite of the Indo-Malayan dishes. From the picture, it looks like a standard chow mein-esque stir fry, but the flavor involved is absolutely incredible and definitely sets it apart from its 'noodle cousins'. (Especially when you top it with fried onion pieces and just the right amount of sesame oil.) Mee goreng is such a popular dish that you can buy instant packages of it all over Asia. In fact, I have some friends who lived in Western Africa that enjoyed instant mee goreng as a steady staple through the week. (You can buy instant mee goreng at a majority of Asian supermarkets in America, but try this recipe for the real deal and super authentic stuff!) ------------------------------------------------------ Mee Goreng Mamak (Fried Noodles) 500 grams of yellow noodles Handfuls of beansprouts depend on liking 2 small tomatoes, quartered 2 small onions, chopped Handful of chicken breast meat, thinly sliced, or minced beef 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 potato, boiled and cut into cubes 1 small size dry bean curd, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons of cooking oil (I usually use soybean.) 1 tablespoons of minced green onion and garlic 2 fish cakes, sliced (optional) Handful of shrimp, de-shelled and de-veined, optional 1 green chili or Thai chili or red cut chili, optional 3 tablespoons of ketchup 3 tablespoons of chili sauce or chili paste 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce 1 teaspoon of garam masala/curry/turmeric powder, optional (but highly recommended!) For garnishing (optional): Some cucumber slices Some fresh coriander leaves or green onion Some lime or Calamansi lime (cut into half) Some deep fried shallots Some grounded peanut + sugar mixture Sesame oil 1. Assemble all the ingredients that need to chopped or sliced. In a big frying pan, sauté the onion and minced garlic until fragrant. Add in turmeric or Garam Masala (if preferred). Add the chicken breast/minced beef, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the dry bean curd, fish cakes and potato cubes. 2. Add in the yellow noodles and stir fry until well mixed. If the yellow noodles is too dry, add about 1/4 cup of water. Add the tomatoes, prawns, tomato ketchup, chili sauce or paste, freshly cut green/red chili (if any). Stir fry until well combined (about 2-3 minutes). 3. Add in the beaten egg, sugar and salt to taste, followed by the beans sprout. Stir fry until the beaten eggs dries up. Off the heat and transfer to the serving plate. Top with sesame oil to taste.