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Shop til you drop on the Island of the Gods

  • Rosemarie John

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 7 2011   /  10:19 am

Hiding place: A uniquely crafted doll seems like the perfect place to store your exotic trinkets.What do you do to take a break from watching the waves crash onto the white sandy beaches of Bali?

You go shopping amid its bustling bazaars filled with gaiety and color and find yourself in a delightful dilemma of where to spend that shopping dollar. Will it be curios, paintings, clothes or perhaps intricate wood carvings? The choices are endless when you’re in Bali.Bali is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. The Balinese have an inborn talent of absorbing different cultural elements and blending them with their own to produce creative hybrids. Over the years, Bali has soaked up Chinese, Buddhist, Indian, Hindu, Javanese and Western influences creating a culture of diverse artistry.Now, if you’re anything like Rebecca Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic, Bali will dr...