Bali's new tourist spot boasts herbs, coffee

Those who want to explore the richness of Indonesian herbs and coffee should visit this newly launched destination in Tabanan, Bali.

Situated on approximately 35,000 square meters of land, Secret Garden Village is a one-stop educational and tourism site for holiday makers.

In a combination of modern and traditional Balinese architecture amid the cool weather of the Bedugul area, this complex is said to be the first travel herborist education spot in North Bali.

"The venue was officially opened on Dec. 9 by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya," the ministry's culinary and shopping tourism acceleration team head Vita Datau Messakh told

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Activities include, exploring Indonesian traditional plants and natural cosmetics at Beauty Heritage Museum, learning the step-by-step process in creating beauty products at a mini factory, shopping for various beauty products at the Beauty Store and learning and tasting different types of local coffee at Black Eye Coffee & Roastery. Visitors can also opt to taste Balinese and Asian cuisines at The Luwuh or sample items from the international barbecue menus at the Rice View restaurants.

With "the next iconic destination on Bali" as its slogan, Secret Garden Village focuses on gourmet beauty concepts that blend a five sense experience into one.

"Hopefully this new tourism spot can attract more tourists and investors to both the southern and northern parts of Bali," said Secret Garden Village owner Billy Hartono Salim.

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The voucher is worth S$1,148 (RM3,600) and entitles the winner and a guest to one bedroom suite inclusive of buffet breakfast for two persons.

The hotel is the latest addition to Malaysia's Genting Highlands region.

Read more: Genting Highland's newest resort is for those who want to escape noisy theme parks 

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