BALI MOVIE THEATERS READY TO REOPEN IN DENPASAR

13 January 2021

After extensive shutdowns, movie theaters in Denpasar are planning to reopen for business. During an interview on Friday (4/12), Denpasar Regional Secretary, I Made Toya, confirmed reviewing application letters from movie theaters outlining required protocols they plan to implement before operating. In response to the application, Toya decided to conduct inspections in four different movie theaters […]

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Indonesia sets aside US$7.5 million to build coral reef gardens in Bali

13 January 2021

  The Indonesian government is setting course to build coral reef gardens in five locations across Bali in hopes of conserving and restoring marine ecosystems around the island, as officials aim to also boost economic recovery through the project’s labour-intensive work. Officials introduced the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) program just yesterday, with Maritime Affairs and […]

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Don’t Bypass Das Bistro on the By Pass

11 January 2021

Indefatigable” would be a good word to describe successful Bali businessman – Reinhold Jantzen. Reinhold Jantzen was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1940, when humankind had just embarked on WWII. By 1980, following education and overseas assignments in various fishery projects in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, Jantzen found himself busily establishing a family and a business […]

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ECONOMIST PROPOSES TOURISM FUND TO REVIVE BALI ECONOMY

11 January 2021

A national economist, Faisal Basri from Indonesia University, has initiated fundraising to revive the pandemic-stuck economy of Bali. According to Basri, tourism and hospitality businesses in Bali are in dire need of financial support from the central government. “I suggested the fundraising program during the previous International Tourism Outlook in Bali, so we could use […]

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Bali’s Wish List for Sandiaga Uno

04 January 2021

NusaBali reports that Indonesia’s newly appointed Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Sandiaga S. Uno, is being called upon by members of Bali’s tourism industry to restore the Island’s economy quickly. Given Sandiaga’s reputation as a successful millennial businessman and politician, many believe him uniquely qualified to revitalize national tourism. The chairman of the Bali Villa Association (BVA), […]

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MARINE ECOSYSTEM PROJECT COMPLETED IN BALI SEA

04 January 2021

After long delays posed by harsh weather conditions, marine conservation development in the Bali Sea along Buleleng coast is now complete. Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) planted corals and various underwater structures across 7 hectares of the Bali Sea. The project is expected to restore conditions of the underwater ecosystem on the North Coast of Buleleng for […]

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GOVERNMENT PROVIDES FREE WIFI TO 55 VILLAGES IN BALI

29 December 2020

The regional government has partnered with the Communication and Informatics Agency (Kominfo) to enable free WiFi connectivity to 55 villages in Badung District. The new program is a government effort to support small businesses and education in the region. Kominfo has sponsored the ‘WiFi Corner’, which grants free WiFi access to villages through installing networks […]

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Bali imposes negative PCR test result requirement in time for year-end holiday

16 December 2020

If you’re planning to spend the year-end holiday in Bali, it’s best to note that domestic tourists flying into Ngurah Rai International Airport are now required to present a negative PCR test result, according to a new circular issued by the provincial government. The latest update, issued today, comes as officials expect more domestic travelers […]

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HOTEL BOOKINGS RISE IN NUSA DUA AS HOLIDAYS APPROACH

07 December 2020

The Managing Director of The Nusa Dua Hotel, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, has said that hotel occupancy in November was relatively stable, and is noticeably increasing for December. This is a good indicator that Bali’s tourism sector is beginning to heal. “Hotels in Nusa Dua managed by the Indonesian Tourism Development Center (ITDC) confirmed an […]

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BALI AIRPORT ALLOWING SELECT INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

07 December 2020

Ngurah Rai International Airport has made exceptions with travel restrictions for certain international visitors. Stakeholder Relations Manager of Angkasa Pura, I Taufan Yudhistira, said that Ngurah Rai International Airport has allowed international access for business, foreign training, or medical contributions in Bali. “We are only allowing international entry for special circumstances.” Yudhistira said during an interview […]

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INDONESIA SETS NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR BALI BEFORE REOPENING BORDERS

07 December 2020

As plans to reopen the border arise, the Government of Indonesia has outlined new entry protocols and screening measures for international travelers. During an official visit in Tokyo on Friday (5/12), The Coordinator of Maritime and Investment Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, expressed that he does not want to rush the reopening process without first ensuring that […]

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NUSA DUA PLANS TO BECOME A COVID-FREE GREEN ZONE

30 November 2020

Nusa Dua is currently preparing to become a pandemic-free zone which would provide a safe zone for visitors. The southern Bali peninsula is implementing strict protocols for staff and visitors to eliminate risks at the resorts. Nusa Dua has decided to try and exceed common protocols outlined by the Covid-19 Handling Task Force. The region […]

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INDONESIA PLANS TO OPEN TRAVEL CORRIDORS WITH CHINA AND SINGAPORE

30 November 2020

The Indonesian Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi is planning to open travel corridors for international visitors from China and Singapore. During a virtual National Coordination Meeting For Economic Recovery on Thursday Nov 26th 2020, Budi Karya mentioned that Indonesia should consider reopening the border, especially for the province of Bali as the island is economically dependent on […]

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FREE WIFI ACCESS COMING TO BALI BEACHES

30 November 2020

The Badung Regency will provide free internet connection across the main tourist beaches in Semiyak, Legian and Kuta. During an interview on Friday (27/11) the Head of Badung Communication and Informatics Agency (IGN), Jaya Saputra, confirmed the installation of wifi networks at popular beaches in Badung. He explained that the innovation will give surrounding residents access […]

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BALINESE & INDONESIAN Online Classes Now Available!

24 November 2020

The Purnawan I Kadek BALINESE & INDONESIAN Language Classes is now online. They are now organizing the 5th Study Group for learning Balinese and Indonesian language via Zoom Conferencing. This is aimed at helping Balinese students who could not afford to go to school. Purnawan I Kadek obtained his Master’s Degree in the U.S. and […]

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Early 2021 Return of Intl Tourists to Bali?

23 November 2020

Despite social media news to the contrary, Bali’s Deputy-Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace) emphasizes that Bali will remain closed to foreign tourists until at least the end of 2020. His assurances discount any suggestions that Bali will once again welcome foreigners on 01 December 2020. Quoted by Beritabali.com and CNBC Indonesia, Cok Ace said on Tuesday, 17 November […]

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