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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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Kembali 2020: A Rebuild Bali Festival

The 2020 digitalized version of The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) – ‘Kembali 2020: A Rebuild Bali Festival (KEMBALI20) will take place “globally” from a virtual headquarter in Ubud, Bali, 29 October until 08 November 2020. KEMBALI20 will host 100 storytellers and culinary figures who will digitally join intimate discussions and powerful performances from 29 October – […]

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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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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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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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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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BALI RANKED THE TOP DESTINATION IN ASIA & 4TH IN THE WORLD

Tripadvisor has  announced that Bali has won the Top Traveler’s Choice Destination In Asia and is ranked number 4 in the world.  Tripadvisor made the announcement after comparing the reviews from the 25 most rated tourists destination in 2019. Tripadvisor Brand Ambassador Vice President, Neela Pal said that the list was compiled to help travelers […]

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27 Sept -Gala Tribute to French Cuisine

Chef-owner Chris Salans of Bali’s renowned Mozaic Group has recently been awarded the Ordre du Mérite Agricole (Order of Agricultural Merit) by the French government. The reward was bestowed by His Excellency M. Olivier Chambard, the French Ambassador to Indonesia, in a formal ceremony held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Jakarta on Monday, 07 September 2020. Awarded for exceptional service […]

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Indonesian Tourists ‘Rarin’ to Travel

As Tempo.co reported, the Director of Marketing for Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Vinsensius Jemadu, says that 76% of Indonesian travelers enthusiastically wish to visit in the other islands of their archipelago in the coming 12-months. “Our data shows, 8 out of 10 domestic tourists are preparing for a holiday,” Vinsensius said when speaking in […]

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Bali’s Badung Region Poised for Restart

After a six-month shutdown caused by the global pandemic, Bali’s tourism industry is starting to show renewed life signs. As Kompas.com reports, one “vital sign” of progress in restoring the Island’s tourism is seen in the number of tourists landing at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. The man in charge of the Badung Regency Tourism Office, Cok Raka Darmawan, reports that for August […]

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