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KEMBALI 2020: A Rebuild Festival for Bali

More than just a Festival, KEMBALI 2020: A Rebuild Bali Festival (KEMBALI20) is aimed at boosting Indonesia’s creative industries of literature, art, and gastronomy to give a voice to Bali’s young entrepreneurs while embracing extraordinary international talent. From 29 October – 8 November 2020, experience Bali like never before with over 120 authors, artists, journalists, farmers, chefs, […]

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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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Bali Water Sports at a Trickle of Days Past

Bali Water Sports operators on the Tanjung Benoa Penninsula show faint signs of renewed life following Bali’s reopening to domestic tourism on 31 July 2020. With group bookings now rare, Tanjung Benoa Water Sports operators now content themselves with surviving on vastly-reduced income levels that represent a small fraction of what they were in better […]

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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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Luxury Bus Connects Bali & East Bali

While the term “Sultan” is a term usually reserved for the sovereign of a kingdom, it is also the name for a new luxury bus service connecting Denpasar – Malang-Batu-Ngantang-Kandangan-Pare-Kediri. Using the latest generation of Mercedes Benz Bus, the “Sultan Class” busses operated by Bali Transporation Operator MTrans truly redefines luxury overland transport in Bali. Maximizing physical distancing with luxurious […]

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‘We Love Bali’ Program Launched at BSMP

Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy chose The Bali Safari and Marine Park for the launch of its new “We Love Bali” program on Wednesday, 14 October 2020. The program is intended to educate the public while popularizing the Ministry’s Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental (CHSE) guidelines to facilitate tourism in the new era of pandemic travel. Commenting on the […]

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Hanging Placenta Trees of Bayung Gede, Bali

From the Bali “X-files.” In the Balinese Village of Bayung Gede in Kintamani District near Bangli, the local residents have a time-honored tradition of suspending a newborn’s placenta from the trees standing in a nearby cemetery. ‘Ari Ari” is the Indonesian language equivalent of afterbirth or placenta, and the cemetery or “Setra” used for this cultural tradition is called the “Setra Ari Ari.” […]

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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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Bali Limits Access to Parks & Attractions

In response to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in Bali, Governor Wayan Koster has limited visits to tourist attractions and public gathering points in Bali to help thwart the coronavirus’s spread and avoid the creation of new clusters of infection. As reported by Detik.com, Bali’s Governor has not only limited visitations to tourism spots but also other areas […]

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Domestic Hotels Score Best in Pandemic

Kompas.com and the Central Statistics Bureau (BPS) report that Indonesian hotel occupancies nationwide began to show subtle rejuvenation signs starting from August 2020. The head of BPS, Suhariyanto, speaking at a virtual press conference broadcast on Youtube.com on Thursday, 01 October 2020, said: “Average hotel occupancies nationwide increased from 28.07% in July to 32.93% in August.” The BPS Chief said the August […]

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Ubud Christmas Bazaar, 12-13 Dec. 2020

A fun-filled Christmas Family Bazaar will be held in Ubud on Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 December 2020 at the luxurious The Mansion Bali from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Local groups and businesses will be offering fashion, food and drink, shopping, handicrafts, and specialty food items, and the music of the season from the spacious Grand Bamboo Atrium of what […]

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Bali to Reinvigorate the Creative Sector

NusaBali quotes Bali’s Deputy-Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace), who says Bali loses Rp. 9.7 trillion every month in tourism revenues because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Meanwhile, Bank Indonesia projects that the Economy of Bali will shrink 10.98% in Q3 2020 due to the continuing loss of income from the tourism sector. The Deputy-Governor’s comments were made […]

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Admission Fee Planned for Bali’s Kuta Beach

As reported by Beritabali.com and Metrobali.com, the Regency of Badung’s Representative Council (DPRD-Badung) is lending its support to a proposal put forth by the Traditional Village of Kuta to levy an admission or access fee to the public wishing to use Bali’s iconic Kuta Beachfront. The admission fee, known locally as a “retribution,” will purportedly be used to maintain and upgrade […]

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Gilimanuk Toll Road Work to Begin Q4 2021

Finance.detik.com reports that the next phase to connect Denpasar and Gilimanuk with a toll road is ready for the bidding process. Bali’s second toll road will cover 95.51 kilometers between the Bali’s western port of Gilimanuk and Mengwi on the outskirts of the Island’s capital of Denpasar. The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) estimates […]

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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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