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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 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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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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Delicious Pizza in Ubud? Krishna Delivers!

Born into the Balinese family that owns the Casa Luna Group of restaurants, 27-year-old Krishna Suardana clearly takes cooking seriously. Krishna is the son of Janet De Neefe – the legendary Australian founder of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and the Ubud Food Festival, and a Balinese father, Ketut Suardana – the hard-driving business cohort of De Neefe. Krishna returned […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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