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Kuta has almost everything you can ever imagine – one of Bali’s signature beaches, a wide variety of shopping, great food and some amazing bars.

And like every place in Bali, there’s always those hidden gems, tucked away in a corner, unnoticed by even the sharpest eye. 

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So do you really know all there is to do in Kuta?

Here’s 17 things to do that you must check out if you haven’t!

1. Make a big splash – Waterbom Bali

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One super fun thing to do with your friends or family? Head to Waterbom for a day (or more) packed with many thrilling activities!

If you’re here with family – kids can get pretty cranky in the Bali heat. So cool them off with a day at this incredible waterpark – that happens to be number one in Asia and number 3 in the world!

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With 22 rides and attractions available, including a swimming pool with a swim-up bar – whether you want to relax, eat and drink, or go absolutely crazy on all the fantastic rides – then Waterbom Bali has it all.

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The Boomerang

Check out this video of The Boomerang!

What is your favourite kind of ride? The kids (or kidults :p ) might have a ton of fun challenging each other on the latest Fast ‘n’ Fierce ride with 2 open slides positioned side by side – so challengers get to slide ‘n’ race all the way down!

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Fast ‘n’ Fierce (Photo via Waterbom Bali)

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, have a go on Climax – we dare you! Stand in a small chamber before the trap door opens, and you plummet 16 metres down a near vertical drop. Fly through the rest of the ride at 70kph, and don’t forget to breathe again when you get to the end.

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Climax (Photo via Waterbom, Bergmannx)

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For something a little more educational, head to Flowrider, where you can learn to surf the waves – if you have never learnt to! (We have surfer friends who love the flowrider too!) Whether you want to surf standing up or laying down, the choice is entirely yours (and you just might be able to bring your new surfing skills to a safe beach!).

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Flowrider

Finally, make sure to check out the lazy river! In the baking afternoon heat, there is nothing better than floating through the gorgeous park and enjoying the cool refreshing water – the perfect opportunity to relax after all those heart-stopping rides!

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Lazy River (Photo via Waterbom Bali)

When you’re hungry after an amazing day of water fun, there are restaurants available in Waterbom with different types of delicious cuisines.

Better yet, there’s a super convenient cashless payment system you can use to pay for your food! (All you need to do is simply charge your wristband by topping it up at various points in the park.)

Any day spent at Waterbom Bali, is sure to be one of your favourite days in Bali!

Waterbom Bali

Address: Jl. Kartika PO BOX 1055 Tuban Kuta Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 755 676
Entrance fee:
Adult pass @ Rp 490.000 (approximately USD $35)
Adult 2-day pass @ Rp 825.000 (approximately USD $60)
Child pass @ Rp 325.000 (approximately USD $24)
Child 2-day pass @ Rp 550.000 (approximately USD $40)
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-6pm

Official site 

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2. Looking for the perfect bar to drink up? – The Bush Telegraph Pub, The Boardwalk

Also read: 9 affordable sunset beach bars in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak for under $5

2-a. Be lured in by the giant reptile at the door – The Bush Telegraph Pub

Be lured in by the giant reptile at the door, inviting you to come in for a drink at this Australian pub.

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Photo via nicsticks

One of Bali’s unique bars, The Bush Telegraph Pub gives you a taste of the Australian culture of food and of course, beer.

With decorations to replicate an experience as though you’re in Aussie, don’t be surprised if someone walks up to you and calls you “mate’’.

4. Bush Telegraph crocodile and beer via Ellen Booth

Photo via: Ellen Booth

If music is a big consideration when deciding on dinners, The Bush provides live music entertainment that you and your buddies can enjoy.

4. Bush Telegraph performance via Rai Suratni

Photo via: Rai Suratni

The Bush Telegraph Pub

Address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk, Kuta, Kabupaten Bandung
Contact: +62 361 732963
Opening Hours: 9am to 1am

2-b. Have a romantic rendezvous – The Boardwalk at Bali Garden

Attached to the Bali Garden Resort, the Boardwalk offers a slightly more upscale choice for an oceanside tipple or two.

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Photo via: Bali Garden Beach Resort

The chic boutique atmosphere and gorgeous tropical beach pavilion make the Boardwalk perfect for a relaxed, romantic rendezvous without the sky high prices.

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Photo via: Jarno  N, Jenny Lim

The wicker chairs also provide a comfortable spot to overlook the beach in any weather, and the attentive staff will make sure to keep the drinks flowing.

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Photo via: bellacherry

It also offers live entertainments from acoustic music performance to fire dance performance.

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Photo via: simonjhubbard

For food choices, the Mediterranean-inspired menu offers great value – with bar snacks from $3, local beers from $2, fresh juices from $2, and cocktails from $6.

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The Boardwalk at Bali Garden

Address: Jl. Kartika, Tuban. (Enter via Bali Garden Resort or via Kuta Beach next to Discovery Mall.)
Contact: +62 361 752725
Price Range: From $2
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm

Official site


3. Check out this abandoned plane in the middle of nowhere

You can find the most random things in Bali, and yes, that means stumbling upon an abandoned plane somewhere in the middle of Kuta.

One of the most queer attractions of Kuta (and there’s always more to be discovered), this Boeing 737 that used to fly across the horizons is now laid to rest at this spot near Dunkin Donut. See this on Google Maps!

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No one knows for sure why it’s there. Some say the owner originally wanted to turn it into a home. Others say it was made for a tourist attraction but was abandoned due to lack of developmental funds.

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Well… regardless of what it is, if you’re near the area, don’t forget to head on there to explore and take a few pictures!

Abandoned Plane in Kuta

Directions: Going along Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai from the airport towards Nusa Dua, keep your attention to the left as around 500m from the Benoa Square and right beside Dunkin Donuts is where you will find it.

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4. Count the passing planes at Kelan Beach’s Sunset

You can’t say you’ve been to Bali without heading to the beach for the sunset.

So why not go the extra mile and try to catch a plane in the shot?

3. Kelan Beach Sunset via Flickr by Bandem Suandi

Photo via: Flickr by Bandem Suandi

It’s not a difficult task at Kelan beach near the airport – one of the best sunset places in Bali!

3. Kelan Beach by Eka Purna

Photo via: Eka Purna

Chill out to the sound of passing planes right before the magical moment.

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Photo via: Made Suwita

Kelan Beach’s Sunset

Directions: Kelan beach is located right next to international airport Ngurah Rai’s runway, at the northernmost section of Jimbaran Bay.
Access: Kelan Beach via Jalan Segara Madu (Segara Madu Street) or walk on the beach from Kedonganan via the fish market to Kelan Beach. Find your way to a spot at the end of Kelan Beach right next to the runway to increase your chances of catching a plane in your photo.

5. Take part in the upcoming bustling Kuta Karnival in October

Join the whole of Kuta in the yearly Kuta Karnival celebrations!

19. Kuta Karnival Parade by indosurflife.com

Photo via: Indo Surf Life

For one weekend only, the fun in Kuta intensifies with various activities such as movie screenings, sand castle competitions, cultural parades showcasing Bali’s folk costumes and many more.

19. Kuta Karnival art and sand castle by ahram.org.eg, alochonaa.wordpress.com

Photo via: Ahram, Alochonaa

And of course, what’s a carnival without food?

Food stalls will be scattered all along the beach, serving up your favourite Indonesian cuisine, Western dishes, and of course, lots of beer!

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Photo via: Book ‘N Deal

It’s a huge beach party that everyone is invited to, so mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Karnival in October!

Kuta Karnival

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6. Experience 3D Trick Art around the world at Dream Museum Zone Bali

3D has been in trend since the birth of 3D-experience television.

At the Dream Museum Zone Bali, you can be a part of this movement and have your own fun with various interactive background!

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Photo via clarahalimy

Capture shots of things you cannot do in real life, such as sitting near a blood-craving shark or a tyrannosaurus rex!

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Photo via: Bli Wayan Tours Guide Dibali,  Agungdiah, Kebaliyuk

You can feel like a Disney princess and sing, “And at last I see the light” while re-enacting the beautiful lantern scene from Tangled.

Do remember to bring a fully charged camera to last the 120 backdrops that will bring you around the world.

Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali

Address: Jl. Nakula No. 33X, Legian
Admission Fees: IDR 100,000 ($7.70) for Indonesians; $10 for foreigners
Phone: +62 (0)361 849 6220
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 09:00-22:00

Official site 

7. Explore an old steam train

You won’t need a ticket to catch this train – it’s permanently parked at the Station of Kuta (in front of the Kuta Station Hotel), and will always be waiting for you to come and visit!

7. Kuta Train

An easy sight to spot while walking along the streets of Kuta towards Discovery Mall, this is no toy train – it’s actually an old steam train that used to chug and choo, thanks to burning coal!

You can also explore the front cabin, and don’t forget to snap a few pictures for keepsake (it’s free to enter the train!).

Old Steam Train in Kuta

Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza 8x, Kuta, Bali, 80361, Indonesia

8. Give back to nature and release baby sea turtles

The beach is shared by both animals and humans alike, but our large presence can sometimes do the animals more harm than good.

But thanks to the people at the Bali Sea Turtle Society, this balance of nature and human life is not interrupted.

Here’s a chance to play your part – you can release these baby sea turtles that have been saved back into their natural habitat, similar to what you can do at the Turtle Education and Conservation Center (TCEC) in the island of  Pulau Serangan, or at Gili Meno, an exotic island off the main coast of Bali.

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Photo via: Flickr, Bali Sea Turtle Society

Watch as the cute baby turtles waddle back to sea and start their new life.

At at the end of it, mark the experience by taking a photo with this huge sea turtle!

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Photo via: Kuta Sea Turtle

Bali Sea Turtle Society

Hatching season is from April to October, and release of the baby turtles happen daily at 4.30pm.

Directions: In front of Hard Rock Café, walk onto the beach, turn left and walk on the path for 100 meters. Bali Sea Turtle Society is located next to the lifeguard station and Kuta Beach security office. An obvious indicator that you’ve reached is when you see the giant turtle statue!

9. When in Kuta, don’t miss these fabulous themed restaurants – Nebula Restaurant, Cosmic Diner, Warung D’Sawah

9-a. Return to the 60’s – Cosmic Diner

Step back in time the moment you enter.

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At Cosmic Diner, you are greeted with the checkered floor, neon jukebox, red-cushioned steely bar stools and retro-décor that keeps your eyes busy.

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Photo via lismakeupbali

How about the nom noms?

You get the classic American menu of burgers, shakes, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, fries and coffee. Do try their Chocolate Trifecta Shake served in a unique boot-shaped glass!

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Cosmic Diner

Location : 1) corner of Sunset Boulevard and Jl.Dewi Sri 2) Lippo Mall Kuta – Ground Floor, Jl. Kartika Plaza
Contact: (0361) 894 7389

Official site 

9-b. Dine at a vintage Spanish-themed restaurant – Nebula Restaurant

Walk back into time when you step into this vintage restaurant.

You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported into your younger days of dating at Nebula Restaurant.

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Beautifully decorated with one-of-a-kind artifacts and designed specially by a Balinese artist, you’ll be amazed at the details that are put into every nook and cranny of this eatery.

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Besides serving up great brunch, Nebula also recently added a Thai section to their menu.

A stomach-satisfying dish that will leave you craving for more is the Khao Pad Moo Krob – Thai fried rice with crispy pork belly slices stir-fried together, topped with a fried egg and served with prawn crackers, for IDR 58,000 ($4.50).

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And if you’d like a place to chill, Nebula’s upper deck provides just the space for that.

1. Nebula Room - Upperdeck at sunset and juice collage

Furnished with beanbags atop artificial grass, it’s just the place at sunset to fully enjoy the myriad of colours beaming across the whole of Kuta, before dusk hits.

Enjoy one of their signature juices – triple berry – a concoction of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries for IDR 45,000 ($3.50) or even a mixture of Banana, Passionfruit and Mango at IDR 35,000 ($2.70).

If you love live music, join the Friday Live Acoustic Sessions and sway along to the sound of talented locals. You can request a song or two from them!

Nebula Restaurant is also open for bookings for private events such as birthday parties, engagement parties and even baby showers.

If you’re looking for a place with good food or chill vibes, this is definitely the place to be at.

Nebula Restaurant

Location: DeKuta Hotel – Jl. Poppies Lane 2, no:8 Kuta – Bali, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 (0361) 764502
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 00:00, daily
Price range: From IDR 15,000 to IDR 80,000 ($1.20 to $7)

Facebook page 

10. Do your shopping at the 100% genuine fake shop

Struggling to find a good buy on the streets of Bali without feeling being ripped off?

One shop in Kuta promises that none of the products from the range of brands that they carry is genuine – their products are genuinely fake!

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Photo via: Pinterest by Frani Peni

Head on to the 100% genuine fake shop, one of the must-dos in Bali, and catch a few of your favourite branded buys, just for the fun of it.

Unlike street stalls, haggling is strictly not allowed, so don’t attempt it or you might just get chased out with a broom!

5. Genuine Fake Shop

The owner even offers a pick up service if you can’t find his shop – talk about great customer service.

100% Genuine Fake Shop

Address: Jl. Legian number 375 Kuta Badung Bali, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Phone: +62 812-3802-603

Official site 

11. Drive through Bali’s picturesque toll bridge

Travelling in Bali can get taxing as traffic jams are a common occurrence.

But in an attempt to speed up travel time, a new toll bridge, Bali Mandara, has been built.

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Photo via: Jackpost Travel

Boasting of a view that’s different from the usual narrow and busy Bali city streets, the long drive along this bridge provides a breathtaking view of the sea, and the best of nature.

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Photo via: Bali Airport

There’s even a special lane for motorcycles and bicycles!

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Photo via: Jackpost Travel

You don’t have to worry about getting into a jam because the expressway is generally clear, but if you do encounter one, the next best thing to do?

Stare at the beautiful view and dream the day away.

Drive through Bali’s picturesque toll bridge

Directions: Bali Mandara is accessible via Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai and Bali Mandara. The toll bridge connects Benoa harbor, the airport intersection and the Bypass road in Nusa Dua, providing alternative routes between Kuta, Denpasar, Nusa Dua and the Ngurah Rai Airport.

Toll Costs: IDR 10,000 ($0.80) for Cars & IDR 4,000 ($0.30) for Motorcycles/Bikes

12. Cruise down Kuta in style with vintage rides

If your heart is stuck in the ‘80s, you’ll love this opportunity to rent a vintage vehicle and ride in style around the streets of Kuta.

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Photo via: Flickr by Bali The Creative So Journ and Sole Walker

Not to mention that Kuta’s the in place for such vintage vehicles, with various sightings of these old beauties around the area!

So walk on and spot some antique drives that are worth Instagramming!

If you are interested to have an exotic ride, please contact: [email protected]
Phone: +62 361 237008

Official site 

13. Shop, Eat and Learn about Batik culture at Beachwalk shopping mall

Pull & Bear, Zara and even Bath and Bodyworks are just a few of the various well-loved brands you can find at this trendy shopping spot.

And shopping isn’t the only thing you can do at Beachwalk Shopping Mall in Kuta!

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Photo via: Beachwalk Bali

With a cinema and even an arcade, it’s the place for entertainment and where your kids would love to hang out at.

Take a bite at the Eat & Eat food court on the top floor, which serves a wide range of Asian cuisine, including Indonesian favourites. You can also find popular western franchises such as Domino’s Pizza, Fish & Co and even Tony Roma’s!

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Photo via: Stumble Abroad

If shopping is not your thing, you can soak in the rich history of Batik at Museum Kain, located at the top floor of the mall.

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Photo via: The Jakarta Post, Indonesia Travel

Though an interactive walk, you’ll learn all about the history of Batik. The museum also showcases handmade Batik pieces that are exquisitely designed by the locals.

Beachwalk Shopping Mall

Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
Phone: +62 (0)361 846 4 888
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 11pm; Friday & Saturday: 10am – 12pm
Museum Kain Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am to 7.30pm
Admission Fees for Museum Kain: IDR 50,000 ($3.85) for Indonesians, IDR 100,000 ($7.70) for non-locals with admission for kids under 6 free

Official site 

14. Learn how to surf the waves at a local school

Kuta beach is also known as the surfing paradise – evident from the huge waves and the crowd of surfers with their tan and colourful surf boards.

It’s also one of the locals’ favourite pastime and a sport that you should definitely pick up if you love water and sports (and if you haven’t picked it up already!)

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Photo via: Bali Surfing Lesson

Try the Odysseys Surf School, which has trained professional local surf instructors who are fluent in English, to provide you a good surfing experience!

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Photo via: Adbentures of the Missing Piece

Lessons start at USD$35, inclusive of shower facilities, towel, lockers, insurance, a certificate. and of course the necessary surfing equipment!

If you’re not a lover of getting drenched by salt water, you can still get a photo at this iconic photo spot that displays the love of almost every tourist in Bali – surfing!

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Odysseys Surf School

Address: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kab. Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 767410
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 9pm
Surfing photo spot address: Jalan Poppies 2, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Official site 

15. Take a submarine down to the deep blue sea!

Have you ever watched movies that involve underwater voyages on a submarine, and dreamed of going on one of those journeys as well?

Well now you can!

Hop onto this submarine that can bring you to a depth of up to 150 feet under the sea.

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Photo via: Mama Shoppe Blog

You can gawk openly at the school of fish swimming around coral reefs, and jellyfish and stingray gliding their way across the large ocean floor.

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Photo via: Odyssey Submarine

If you’re lucky, you might even spot a shark!

Definitely a great way to explore the ocean without getting yourself wet or even knowing how to swim!

Odyssey Submarine

Address: Jl. Raya Kuta, Kab. Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 759888
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 10pm
Prices: $85 for Adults and$60 for Children. Prices are inclusive of transport to and from your hotel, as well as a buffet lunch.
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16. Get a bird’s eye view of Bali from a helicopter

If you wanna see Bali from a different angle, why not admire the beauty of Bali’s busy streets and sandy beaches from the window of a helicopter?

17. View from helicopter via starfish-water

Photo via: Starfish Water

You’ll get panoramic aerial views of popular scenic places such as Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple, Mount Batur, and even the Seaweed farms in Bali’s south peninsula!

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Photo via: Air Bali

Besides, who knows what else you might spot from high up above?

Air Bali

Address: No2 Jl By Pass Nugrah Rai, Simpang Siur,Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Phone: (+62) 361 767466
Prices: Start at $365/person
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17. Learn how to skate!

Skateboarding is becoming more popular in recent years, and it’s no longer strange to see one cruising along the streets of Bali.

Have you thought about giving it a go and learning a few tricks?

Motion Skatepark is the hangout in Kuta for hipsters and skateboarder wannabes.

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Photo via: Skate Scout

You can watch and pick up a few tricks from the pros, from simple jumping to extreme ones.

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Photo via: Skate Board

You don’t even have to own a skateboard to join in the fun, as the skateboards are available for rent.

Motion Skatepark

Address: Jalan Cafe Legong 420 sunset road, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 81 236 490 555
Prices: IDR 30,000 ($2.30) / all day pass

Official site 

Are there any more crazy things to do in Kuta we’ve missed? Let us know today!

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