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Charlie's Factory -- Long-term American resident, surfer Charlie Wayan Jaya (tel. 08/1337012121; www.islandmystk.com), has created his own little organic empire within a coconut grove. Known in Japanese guide books as "Soapaman Charlie," with the nearby local secret surf break now "Soapaman Point," Charlie is becoming something of a tourist attraction in his own right. His bamboo factory creates fragrant organic soaps, virgin coconut oils, cocoa butter, and creams. His palm sugar syrup gives ice cream and pancakes a whole new meaning. Follow the road from Candidasa to Amlapura. About 7km (4 miles) later turn off at the sign to Jasri. Follow the bumpy road to Jasri beach, where you will see the factory, a large bamboo pyramid.

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