Renon, Bali, Indonesia

Most people visiting the paradise island of Bali shimmy straight through its capital, Denpasar, making a beeline for the palm-tree fringed tourist ghettos of Sanur, Seminyak and Kuta that spill out from Greater Denpasar. To bypass this culturally rich capital, where simple Balinese traditions coexist with the city’s modernising moves, is a rookie traveller error. Originally a centre of the Badung Kingdom, Denpasar may be a later bloomer (it wasn’t made capital until 1958) but its surprising wealth of monuments, temples and museums ensure tourists aren’t short-changed on the heritage front. One of the city’s most iconic landmarks,...

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Art Dubai

Following a hugely successful 11th edition of Art Dubai, fair director Myrna Ayad explains why it’s a cultural marker for the city “Art Dubai is a product of its environment. Our city is home to over 200 nationalities, and so with 93 galleries from 44 countries here last month, I felt the 2017 programme really reflected that. It’s now recognised as a leading event in the international art calendar. “One of the things I love about it most is it’s opportunity for dialogue. If you’re looking to buy art, then here you you can...

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