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Bali as a Home for Digital Nomads

Balipost.com provides an update on efforts to make the Island of Bali a paradise for the new class of global travelers – “Digital Nomads.” The head of tourism for the Province of Bali, Putu Astawa, said on Thursday, 27 May 2021 that “Digital Nomads” represents a potential market for tourists that needs to explored and exploited, Astawa insists that […]

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Trip Advisor: Bali World’s Top Destination

Bali’s semi-lockdown status and ongoing closure to foreign visitors have done little to detract from the island’s popularity as a tourism destination. According to a reader poll conducted by TripAdvisor, Bali has ranked #1 as the World’s most popular holiday choice – lauded as “a tropical haven for beach bums, wellness worshipers, and the culturally curious.”Based on […]

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Don’t Bypass Das Bistro on the By Pass

Indefatigable” would be a good word to describe successful Bali businessman – Reinhold Jantzen. Reinhold Jantzen was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1940, when humankind had just embarked on WWII. By 1980, following education and overseas assignments in various fishery projects in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, Jantzen found himself busily establishing a family and a business […]

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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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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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TRADITIONAL DANCE FINALLY RETURN TO ULUWATU TEMPLE

After being suspended for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional dance performances finally returned to Uluwatu Temple with new health protocols in place. Kecak Dancers at Ulutwatu Temple returned for performances this weekend to entertain domestic tourists that traveled to Bali for the holiday weekend. A dancer from Karang Boma Dance Studio, Kadek […]

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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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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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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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UBUD MONKEY FOREST IN BALI WILL REOPEN NOVEMBER 5TH

The famous Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali will reopen for tourists on November 5th, 2020 with new health protocols in place. The Monkey Forest in Ubud is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Bali that is located in Padangtegal Village and has been closed since the pandemic began. The Head Of Padangtegal Village, […]

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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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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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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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