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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Citilink Indonesia 7X Daily to Bali

Citilink Indonesia – the low-cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia has reopened a bevy of domestic routes – including seven daily flights between Jakarta and Bali – as Indonesian domestic travel continues to rebuild in the “new normal” of the pandemic era. Juliandra Nurtjahjo, CEO of Citilink – said the decision to introduce more flights was […]

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Mount Bromo Park Reopens to Limited Numbers

The 2,320-meter-high active Mount Bromo Volcano – a peak within East Java’s Tennger Massif – reopened officially to visitors on Friday, 28 August 2020. Massif is a geological term for a section of the planet’s crust where several faults and flexures converge. In the case with the East Java Tengger – the thickness of the […]

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Nosey Proboscis Primates at the Safari Park

Bearing an uncanny resemblance to a certain political leader of the day, Genta and Kalawa, the two male proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus), who make their home at the Bali Safari and Marine Park have reddish-brown and well-styled hair set against a pronounced nose. Forming part of the primate collection at the Park, Genta and Kalawa have two female […]

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Tirta Gangga Water Palace Beckons You Back

The escalating reopening of tourism sites in Bali following the restart of domestic tourism on 31 July 2020 saw the popular Tirta Gangga Water Palace in the Village of Ababi, Abang, Karangasem open its door to visitors. The Royal Baths date from 1946 when they were first built by the then King of Karangasem, A.A. […]

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