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Indie hoteliers

Ever stayed in a charming boutique hotel or B&B and harboured secret dreams of owning your own? Tay Suan Chiang and Cheah Ui-Hoon speak to newbie hotel owners who have taken the plunge

FAMILY FEEL'The resort . . . is totally immersed in the local life and at every direction you look,' says Mr Gagnaire; pool; bedroom; outside resort (above). - PHOTO: GILBERT GAGNAIRE

MOST people visit Bali, enjoy a couple of days at their resort, go to the beach, do some temple sightseeing, then head home. But not Gilbert Gagnaire. While visiting Bali about four years ago, he became friends with the Balinese family that managed the resort he was staying at. Fast forward to