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Electric Bus System Launched in Bali

The Provincial Government of Bali has launched a new electric bus service in Bali in a ceremony held at the Governor’s Residence in Denpasar on Friday, 06 November 2020. As reported by Tribun-Bali.com, the head of the Provincial Transportation Authority, I Gde Samsi Gunarta, said the trial operation of electric buses in the Strategic National Tourism Zone (KSPN) follows a decision […]

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Bali Toll Road Traffic Down by 75%

n the first two months of 2020, before the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak, a daily average of 40,000 to 45,000 vehicles used the Bali Mandara Toll Road connecting Sanur-Kuta-Nusa Dua. More recently, amidst the tourism lockdown, that average number is closer to 8,000 vehicles per day. NusaBali calculates that the use of the Jalan Tol Bali Mandara has decreased in November 2020 […]

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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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OVER 16,000 DOMESTIC TOURISTS ARRIVE IN BALI AS HOLIDAY WEEKEND BEGINS

Over 16,000 domestic tourists arrived in Bali over a 3 day period marking a new three day high since the pandemic began. According to the data from Air Traffic Control at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport from Oct 25th to 27th 2020, there were 16,332 tourists that arrived in Bali. Bali is still closed to international tourism […]

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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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CORAL RESTORATION PROJECT IN BALI WILL PROVIDE INCOME TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

A coral restoration project at Pandawa Beach in Bali will provide income to a village community while building a new sustainable tourist attraction. Pandawa Beach has been chosen as the location to run the National Economic Recovery Program to conserve the coral called the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRF). The Head of Kutuh Village, I […]

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Reptilian Resistance at Komodo Park?

Politeia.id has published a news report, perhaps suggesting subtle resistance by giant reptiles to the ongoing creation of the “Jurassic Park Project” on Rinca Island located within the Komodo National Park.  Social Media See Metaphor in Komodo Block a Truck at Rinca Island. In an image published on social media, a giant Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is seen blocking a truck […]

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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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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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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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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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Ogoh-Ogoh Event Nets Middling Support

1 of 122 traditional villages found in the Badung Regency of Bali have created an entry for the island-wide Ogoh-Ogoh contest sponsored by the Province of Bali on 31 October 2020. Ogoh-Ogoh are papier–mâché effigies borne on the shoulder of the young men from different village banjars in Bali who, in the weeks leading up to the Festival, […]

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St. Regis Nets Forbes Travel Guide Star

The St Regis Bali Resort has been named to Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards. The new award series from Forbes Travel Guide will showcase The St. Regus Bali with other five-star honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com. Those named to the award are positioned as representing outstanding, often iconic resorts, with virtually flawless service and exceptional facilities. Named to this stellar category […]

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47 Foreign Visitors to Bali in July 2020

July is traditionally one of the busiest months of the year in Bali in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. But, in July 2020, during the global pandemic, it was a different story entirely. Foreign tourist arrivals for July 2020 counted by Bali Immigration totaled 47 people. As reported byBeritabali.com and based on data from the Bali Statistic Agency […]

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