Dreamy resorts in North Bali that soothe the soul

At Elevate Bali by Hanging Gardens, all public spaces and villas enjoy magnificent views, where sun yields to mist. PHOTO: ELEVATE BALI BY HANGING GARDENS
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BALI – When I moved to Bali from Jakarta in September 2021, where I was working as a regional correspondent for The Straits Times, I was in what could be best described as an emotionally and even professionally defensive crouch. 

My marriage was a smouldering ruin. Each additional month of Covid-19 lockdown had been joining a feeding frenzy of sorts on the substrata of sweetness and empathy that undergirds any relationship, leaving only rancour and exasperation between me and my ex.

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