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Winners of Yak Magazine Awards

Yak Magazine Poll Honors Bali's Trend Setters, Noted and Notorious at Beachside Reception. Here's the List.

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Each years Bali's leading life style magazine covering tourism, fashion, sports, interior design, real estate, health and spirituality, food and wine, art and photography runs a poll on their website [] asking their readers and the general public' help to recognize establishments and individuals of note.

This year's winners and nominees were announced at a champagne reception held on the beach at Ku Dé Ta restaurant on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Live music and dance performances formed a part of the evening together with Moet Champagne, Belvedere Vodka, New Zealand wines by Gravitas and cocktails by Bar Solutions. Delicious canapés were supplied from six of Bali' best culinary venues including The Bvlgari, Bali Catering Company, Marinelli Shellfish Company, Ku Dé Ta, Sarong, The Samaya, Wah Burgers and The Bale. The evening was also enlivened by an appearance by world musician Anello Capuano and Bali's internationally acclaimed contemporary dancer I Nyoman Sura.

The List of Winners

This year's 19 winners were:

Best Advertising Campaign - Biasa

Best Retail Space - Jenggala Ceramics, Jimbaran

Best Fashion Designer - Lulu, from Lulu Boutiques

Best Resort - The Bvlgalri

Best Villa - Aqua Villa

Best Chef - Nicolas Doudou at Kafé Warisan

Best Bar - Ku Dé Ta

Man of the Year - Bruno Vaillant of E-Wines Asia

Woman of the Year - Jocelyn Cunningham of Ku Dé Ta

Best Newcomer - Anantara Resort

Best Ubud Hotel - Four Seasons Resort at Sayan

Best Ubud Restaurant - Mozaic

Ubudian of the Year - Komang Wahyu Sutedja Neka (resort and gallery owner) and Victor Mason (author and Ubud icon)

Best Event - Ubud Readers & Writers Festival

Best Community Service Award - John Fawcett Eye Clinic

Outstanding Achievement Award - John "Jack" Daniels of Bali Discovery Tours ( and Bali Update

Best Spa - Maya Ubud

DJ of the Year - Kevin K

Best Sunset Venue - Breeze at The Samaya

Printed on a quarterly basis, The Yak and The Bud are distributed in Bali, Asia, Europe and the U.S.A..

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