Dear people around the world,

Bali still safe for tourism,

Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency has urged tourists to continue visiting Bali, saying the resort island is safe except for the area around Mount Agung, a volcano in eastern Indonesia that could erupt at any time.

Three hundred tremors were recorded in the vicinity of the volcano between midnight and 6am on Sunday and white smoke was detected 200 metres above the crater.

National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted that as of Sunday morning the volcano had not erupted and there was no volcanic ash.

A radius of nine kilometres and 12 kilometres around the mountain was considered dangerous but the resort island was otherwise safe.

Mount Agung is 71 kilometres from the tourist hot spot of Kuta and 32 kilometers away from centre of Ubud

Flights in and out of Bali's international airport remain normal with 50,000 to 60,000 travellers in and out of the island every day says Ngurah Rai airport general manager Yanus Suprayogi.

The director general of air transport, Agus Santoso said even if the volcano erupted with lava it would not affect aviation unless there was also volcanic ash.

Nine alternative airports outside of Bali had been prepared for diverted flights if volcanic ash was detected.

Mr Santoso said 300 buses would be available to transport affected travellers to ferry ports and bus stations so they could leave Bali if flights were affected.

"Bali tourism is safe. Do not spread misleading news that Bali is not safe because Mount Agung is on the highest alert status. Please come and visit Bali,"

Quoted from Sydney morning herald

The “New”Masé Kitchen & Wine Bar is Unveiled

Seminyak, September 2013 – Maca Villas &Spa Resort reveals the new brand identity for its elegant and sophisticated Masé Restaurant & Wine Bar. Formerly known as Masé Kitchen & Bar, this enticing re-branded dining place invites the restaurant goer throughout the island to sample the unique sights and tastes of International fusion dishes and experience the exceptional wine voyage.

Conveniently located in the vibrant urban area – Masé Kitchen & Wine Bar has undergone a complete alteration from a casual “fun” restaurant concept to a charming fine dining venue and wine bar that offers an impressive wine collection. From the moment you enter into the warmth surrounding, the wine experience begins. Earth-tones interior design, massive wine cellar displayed on the walls, muted lighting, comfortable furnishings and stunning bar in a trendy décor, echoes a relaxed sophistication dining room.

The restaurant holds up to 40 seats inside and 10 additional seats outdoor on the wooden pool deck for breezy weather. The gratified bar offers an extensive wine list composed of over 100 bottles of International wines with 15 wines offered by the glass. The well-conceived wine list features an array of popular selections from Australia, Chille and California, as well as other notables regions throughout the world, including the best selling Monkey Puzzle Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet Sauvignon from Chille, Berringer Classic Red from California, Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, and locally fermented ‘Plaga Wine’ Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Seated at one of Masé’s white linen-draped tables, accented with highly contemporary flatware, enjoying the scents of fresh herbs and spices wafting from the kitchen and admiring the wine cellar, you know you’ve come to the right place to sample the delicious fare of International cuisine at reasonable price. The restaurant is seriously aimed to claim the reputation as one of the best wine bar on the island that offers a very competitive price. It delivers an energetic and unique experience with live entertainment; Balinese dance and live acoustic. This exciting dining establishment can be reserved for private events such as birthday, wedding, socialite gathering, to small meeting.

The menu embraces the International culinary style with a twist, by highlighting the inventive and beautifully presented dishes, such as Escargot “Mille Feuille” for only IDR 65k*, Duck Confit Salad (IDR 65k*), and Sweet Bourbon BBQ Pork Rib (IDR 80k*) and locally sourced the most acclaimed Chicken grilled with Balinese marinated spices, “Ayam Panggang Bali” (IDR 75k*).

After a delightful meal, settle in, relax and unwind in one of the most comfortable and atmospheric Ippolito Coffee situated only one door away from the restaurant. Ippolito Coffee is the first Singaporean-brand micro café in Bali. The al-fresco style café presents the award-winning Papa Palheta specialty grade coffee beans from around the globe. It’s freshly roasted, grinded and brewed on-site to ensure the premium quality in every cup.

Masé Kitchen & Wine Bar is the perfect place to taste the grapes of the world with a different selection of regional wine and food pairings. It blends the worlds of fine and casual dining through inventive design, unparalleled food quality and a personalized approach to service. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 7.00 am to 11.00 p.m. Reservation is highly recommended.

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