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NUSA DUA PLANS TO BECOME A COVID-FREE GREEN ZONE

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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BALI PLANS TO DEVELOP AND PROMOTE MEDICAL TOURISM

In an effort to help the Bali economy recover in the future, the provincial government is planning to develop and promote medical tourism. During a meeting with Bali Vice Governor, Cok Ace on Friday Nov 20th 2020, The General Manager of Indonesia Medical Tourism Board (IMTB), Putu Deddy Suhartawan said that he wants to diversify tourism […]

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Bali Hotels Are Offering Big Discounts For Stays During The Pandemic BALI HOTELS ARE OFFERING HUGE DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS DURING THE PANDEMIC

In order to survive the pandemic, many hotels in Ubud, Bali have been offering up big discounts for rooms with some as low as $10.50 a night and $0.35 meals. The Head of Ubud Homestay Association (UHSA), Ida Bagus Wiryawan said that there has been no tourists in the Ubud area, especially the tourists who […]

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BALI VICE GOVERNOR PROJECTS A FULL RECOVERY FOR THE ISLAND BY 2022

The Bali Vice Governor, Cok Ace has projected that Bali will make a full economic recovery by 2022. According to the Vice Governor many steps have already been taken by both the Central and Provincial Governments to bring Bali out of the economic crisis once the island reopens. The main focus of the efforts have […]

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KARMA KANDARA RESORT IN BALI HAS REOPENED WITH NEW HEALTH PREVENTION PROTOCOLS

After being closed in April due to the pandemic, Karma Kandara Resort is welcoming back travelers with new health and safety protocols in place. The award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offers extraordinary experiences and exclusive curated entertainment in one of the most beautiful locations in Bali. Karma Kandara Resort will be the guide for […]

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Bali to Host UN Disaster Conference in 2022

President Joko Widodo has announced that the Island of Bali will host the 2022 gathering of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR). As reported by Kompas.com, President Widodo lauded the GPDRR as a biennial meeting convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Platform’s stated goal is to exchange ideas and the latest techniques for handling natural […]

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Travel is the Best Therapy

What’s more, there’s little to indicate that we have reached either the “turning point” or the peak of the current crisis. Indeed those fearing “the worst is yet to come” may be sadly correct. One dire global prediction from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Evaluation (IHME) estimates an astounding 4 million […]

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FIVELEMENTS RETREAT WELCOMING GUESTS WITH NEW HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Fivelements Retreat is welcoming guests with new health and safety protocols in place. As one of the most popular resorts in the Ubud area, Fivelements Retreat Bali offers a peaceful and rejuvenating experience to their beloved guests by surrounding them in wellness and nature. Nestled on the banks of Ayung River, Fivelements Retreat Bali is […]

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INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT INSPECTS BALI HOSPITAL IN PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISM REOPENING

More signs are pointing towards Bali reopening for international tourism as Indonesian authorities inspected a Bali hospital to ensure it was ready to receive tourists if needed. Authorities from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Ministry of Health visited Sanglah Public Hospital in Denpasar on Friday Nov 13th 2020 to ensure the safety of tourists once Bali […]

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CASES OF COVID-19 DROPPING IN BALI AS MOST OF ISLAND NO LONGER IN RED ZONE

The number of COVID-19 cases is dropping rapidly in Bali as most of the island is no longer considered in the ‘red zone’. Indonesian Military leaders are praising the Bali Provincial Government and the people for being disciplined with the strict health and safety protocols. The wearing of face masks, keeping hands sanitized and physical […]

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Health Protocols for Indonesian Divers

The Indonesian Ministry for Tourism and the Creative Economy is expanding and socializing its protocols for Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and the Environment (CHSE) for use by Indonesia’s diving and snorkeling industry. The Ministry of Tourism has socialized  CHSE standards for the diving and snorkeling sector on Tuesday, 06 October 2020, that are now shared on the Ministry’s Youtube channel. The Ministry’s […]

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COVID-19 Verification Process Accelerated

The Provincial Tourism Office for Bali is accelerating efforts to verify starred hotels on the Island are undertaking official verification and certification, ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and conformance with protocols on cleanliness, health, safety, and the environment (CHSE). NusaBali reports that from some 500 hotels classified as 3, 4, and 5-star properties, 131 have already undergone the […]

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Gram of Grass = 8 Years in a Bali Gulag?

A Russian national, Evgenii Voronkin (30), has heard State Prosecutor I Nyoman Triarta Kurniawan demand eight years in prison at his online trial underway in Denpasar for possession of the modest quantity of 1.19 grams of marijuana. According to RadarBali, Voronkin claims the small amount of cannabis was purchased from a man, identified only as Ivan, for […]

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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

(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

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

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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