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Mt Agung Alert Level Downgraded

The alert status of Mount Agung volcano has been downgraded on Sunday afternoon following a decrease in seismic activity over the past week. Full article below Mount Agung volcano alert in Bali Downgraded – Sydney Morning Herald

Mt Agung update 6 Oct 2017

Bali is still safe for tourism. Where will you stay in Bali? Red zone = 0 – 9 km Yellow zone = 9 – 12 km Safe zone = 12 km above Posted by Pendeta Witanto Isbandi on Friday, October 6, 2017

Mt Agung update 23 September 2017

Villa Sing Ken Ken is 23kms from Mt Agung. My Agung is active at the moment and the Government has put a 12km evacuation zone in place. Our local village of Sidemen, is a safe area and some of the villagers who live on the slopes of the mountain are[…]

The View From On High

#villasingkenken #sidemen #bali . This spectacular drone vision captures the sweep of the Sidemen Valley on which Villa Sing Ken Ken is built. Viewed from above, the villa resembles an island amidst the freshly- harvested rice terraces which surround the property. The growing and harvesting of rice is central to[…]

“Sidamen is the real Bali”

Sidamen is truly the real Bali, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Villa Sing Ken Ken is a jewel amongst the crown of Sidamen. The property is gorgeous, and small enough to have a lovely family feel. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The infinity pool is stunning, and the icing[…]

Picture Postcard Perfect

Villa Sing Ken Ken It was with some trepidation that we booked a short holiday to Bali. My last visit had been nearly 40 years ago, as a carefree student, where $30.00 bought me a months accommodation in a family owned guesthouse. Street vendors pushed their food carts along lanes,[…]

A ‘Once in A Lifetime Special Day’

It’s just on 2 weeks since I was lucky enough to be invited to a ‘Blessing Ceremony for a New Villa’ in Sidemen in the eastern part of Bali. Sidemen was and is the centre of one of Bali’s great weaving traditions. Very intricate multi-coloured silk cloths are woven using[…]