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BALI MOVIE THEATERS READY TO REOPEN IN DENPASAR

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

  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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ECONOMIST PROPOSES TOURISM FUND TO REVIVE BALI ECONOMY

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

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

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

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

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

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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INDONESIA SETS NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR BALI BEFORE REOPENING BORDERS

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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FREE WIFI ACCESS COMING TO BALI BEACHES

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!

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?

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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GWK Cultural Park Opens 04 December 2020

he head of the Provincial Tourism Service for Bali, Putu Astawa, has confirmed that the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK) will reopen on 04 December 2020. As reported by Kompas.com, Astawa said on Thursday, 19 November 2020: “Based on a circular memorandum, the Park is set to open on 04 December 2020. The 60-hectare Garuda Kencana Wisnu Cultural […]

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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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