Agriculture & Tourism: Friends or Foes?

08 July 2020

During a Webinar held on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, a retired, former Deputy of the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Professor Dr. Ir. I Gede Pitana MSc, depicted the relationship between tourism and agriculture as a love-hate connection (benci-rindu). Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic effects, many people who once worked in tourism have become “instant farmers” with […]

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Qatar Airways Reconnects Bali to 150 Cities

08 July 2020

Qatar Airways has resumed daily flight services between Doha, Qatar and Bali, effective 01 July 2020. Qatar’s extensive global network – via its hub-and-spoke network, links Doha to 150 international Airports across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. In a statement issued by Qatar Airways, the recommencement of Bali flights represents an essential step in the Airline’s phased restoration […]

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Bali Safari Park Awaiting Green Light to Reopen to the Public

08 July 2020

The Bali Safari and Marine Park (BSMP), located just north of Denpasar on Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantram, is targeting to reopen in Mid-July, subject to government approval. During the pandemic shut down period, the BSMP management has been busy rethinking every aspect of a park visit, creating new operating procedures designed to eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infection. […]

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Bali Plans to Restore Tourist Confidence and Reopen Borders in September

02 July 2020

Jakarta. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said rebuilding tourist confidence will be key for Bali – Indonesia’s number one tourist island – to recover its economy to pre-pandemic levels. The minister said on Wednesday during a two-day visit to the Island of the Gods that he appreciated the provincial government’s recent effort to plan phased reopening of the island starting from […]

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Pegipegi Poll: Indonesians Eager to Travel

02 July 2020

A survey conducted by the Indonesian Online booking platform, Pegipegi.com, is providing insights on how the domestic market will come back to life once government travel restrictions are lifted, borders reopened, and airlines recommence full schedules. As reported by Kompas.com, a Pegipegi.com survey of 900 respondents who replied between 08 June and 12 June 2020 showed the 67% […]

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‘New’ Bumbu Bali Restaurant Open

02 July 2020

Bumbu Bali – the award-winning home of genuine Balinese cuisine was founded in 1996 when the Swiss-born founder-owner, Heinz von Holzen, took his admiration of Balinese cuisine, which had already resulted in a popular Balinese cookbook, and decided to open a restaurant dedicated to the Island’s cuisine. Heinz working together with his Balinese wife, Puji, Bumbu Bali […]

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Pejeng Kangin Ikat Weaving – by David Metcalf

Ikat Revival: How Covid-19 Brought About the Rebirth of a Traditional Weaving Village

22 June 2020

(original post here: https://nowbali.co.id/pejeng-kangin-ikat-weaving-revival/) The weavers of Bali are dusting off their looms in a small traditional village just outside Ubud. In Pejeng Kangin, a long-forgotten artisan craft is coming back.   This is just one of three recent village initiatives. It all started when David Metcalf, a local expat originally from New Zealand, went to […]

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How to Stay Reliably Informed on the COVID-19 Crisis

09 April 2020

To limit the flow of fake or hoax news in connection with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia, the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy has established an Integrated Crisis Communication Center. Explained by the national spokesperson for the Ministry’s COVID-19 Task Force, Ari Juliano Gemea, said: “We have activated the crisis communications center since 17 March 2020 that follows standard […]

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Within the Sounds of Silence

09 April 2020

The State News Agency Antara reports that the Council of Traditional Villages in Bali (MDA) and the Hindu Dharma Council (PHDI-Bali) are planning to declare an extraordinary island-wide ‘Traditional Village New Year’ (Nyepi –Nipeng Desa Adat) 18 – 20 April 2020 to accelerate the elimination of COVID-19 on the Island. The chairman of MDA-Bali, Ida Panglingsir Agung Putra Sukahet, told the press: “This […]

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A BIG DAY ON BALI: 12,500 PEOPLE JUST TOOK PART IN BALI’S BIGGEST BEACH CLEANUP

09 April 2020

For the fourth year in a row ONE ISLAND ONE VOICE rallied and organised the annual Bali’s Biggest Clean Up. This has become a really iconic day many look forward to. This year’s cleanup was the first since Bali’s single-use disposable plastic ban. THE BREAKDOWN OF THIS YEARS BIG BEACH CLEANUP Thanks to partners who now for the fourth year in a row […]

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Corona Virus Bali Indonesia Update

16 March 2020

(News from Bali.com) The new Corona Virus (Sars-CoV-2) in Bali The world has been hit by the new Corona Virus and it has also reached Indonesia and Bali. We will post here the latest updates on the development and corona situation in Bali and hope that all travelers and citizens will be safe. The Indonesian government is […]

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Bali Government Performs Mass Spraying to Fight COVID-19, No Lockdown for Bali

16 March 2020

(News from Bali Plus) To prevent the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, the Provincial Government of Bali has carried out mass disinfectant spraying in a number of areas, including tourist areas. “Today is actually not the first day; last week the provincial government of Bali with some tourism stakeholders also did this, but in […]

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The Coronavirus in Asia and ASEAN – Live Updates by Country

16 March 2020

(News from the ASEAN briefing) Indonesia Public transport in Jakarta will begin operating from 6am-6pm only. Indonesia reported 21 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 117. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has tested positive for COVID-19. Indonesia reported 27 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infection to 96. The total number of […]

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Big Savings on Air Asia for Those Prepared to Purchase Tickets Now!

15 March 2020

(News from Bali Discovery) AirAsia has announced its “BIG Sale” offering 600 free seats and highly discounted seats to members of the general public wanting to travel to domestic destinations in Indonesia and overseas ports-of-call served by AirAsia.  Quoted by NusaBali, the CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Veranita Yosephine, said on Saturday, March 7, 2020, “We have taken several strategic steps to meet the […]

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Bali Putting a Cap on Coronavirus

15 March 2020

(News from Bali Discovery) The Task Force for the Control and Prevention of Viral Disease (COVID-19) for the Province of Bali held its first organizational meeting at the Office of the Governor of Friday, March 13, 2020.  As reported by the Balipost.com, the meeting was attended by representatives of the Provincial Police, the Regional Military Command, The Command […]

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List of Indonesian Holidays in 2020

14 March 2020

(News from Bali Discovery) A ministerial-level meeting presided over by Puan Maharani, the Coordination Minister of Human Development and Cultural (PMK) on August 28, 2019, set the schedule of 16 national holidays and 8 “shared holidays” for the calendar year 2020. Following that ministerial-level meeting, a joint decision stipulating the holiday schedule for 2020 was […]

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