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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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Mooi – Baby Hyena Born at Bali Safari

One year ago, the Bali Safari Marine Park welcomed a group of four striped-hyenas (Hyaena hyaena)  to its happy collection of exotic animals hailing from almost every corner of the world. The striped hyenas – one of four remaining hyenas species is mainly nocturnal and notoriously shy. The hyenas that took up residence at Bali Safari Park – 2 females Manama and Adliya, and […]

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BALI COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION STARTS CAMPAIGN TO PREPARE ISLAND FOR TOURISM REOPENING

A community run organization is coming together from all different backgrounds to help prepare Bali for reopening to international tourism. The campaign called “Bali KemBali” was declared in a meeting at the Sheraton Hotel on Jalan Pantai Kuta, Sunday Nov 15th 2020 at 4:00 pm. The goal of the campaign is to turn Bali into a […]

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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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LOCAL BALI PRODUCE WILL BE USED AS WELCOME FRUIT FOR HOTELS

To promote the agricultural products from local farmers, Buleleng and the Badung Regional Government have agreed to serve local fruits as welcome fruit in accommodation businesses. Buleleng Regent, Putu Agus Suradnyana said that he wants to improve farmer’s quality of life by helping them promote their produce products in the tourism industry. He communicated his […]

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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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BALI TOURISM INDUSTRY WILL RECEIVE U.S. $78.5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC STIMULUS

The Indonesian government has announced that the Bali tourism industry will receive US $78.5 million (IDR 1,1 trillion) in stimulus funding to help survive the pandemic and prepare health protocols for the eventual return of tourism. Bali will receive the largest part of the national stimulus program due to the hard hit tourism sector. The […]

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In Bali, Surf’s Up; Business is Down

NusaBali provides insights on how badly some segments of Bali’s Water Sports Sector have been hit over the past nine months by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The many surf schools operating in the Kuta area of Bali have seen their business slow to a trickle, with many reporting no customers and forced to close until further notice. One […]

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NORTH BALI HOTEL OCCUPANCY REACHES 20% AFTER BEING ZERO FOR MONTHS

Northern Bali reached a hotel occupancy of 20% over the holiday weekend after being at zero since the start of the pandemic. Head of Tourism Awareness Group Segara Giri Pemuteran, I Ketut Sutrawan said that the there were many tourists who visited the Pemuteran area, especially around the coral reef conservation area. “The majority of […]

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