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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 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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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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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 Oranges Now Beyond the Public’s Reach

Widespread reduced purchasing power among local consumers in Bali is being felt by orange producers in the Rendang District of Karangasem Regency in Bali. Orange farmers now encounter difficulties in selling this year’s bountiful harvest of Highland Tangerines (Jeruk Siam Madu). As reported by NusaBali, while in year’s past, farmers would sell their citrus fruits from […]

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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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Traveloka: Cashed Up & Ready for Travel

Jakarta Globe reports that the major travel booking platform Traveloka, founded in Indonesia in 2012 and now operating in at least six countries, has managed to raise US$250 million to regain ground lost and stay afloatd in the current global Pandemic. As reported by The Jakarta Globe, the new investor was identified only as a […]

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Sea Safari Reopens Pirate Dinner Cruises

After a 6-month furlough or, in this case, shore-leave, Sea Safari Cruises has resumed its dinner cruises on Saturday, 15 August 2020. As reported by NusaBali, the dinner-entertainment cruises have reopened with physical distancing and sanitation protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The director of sales and marketing for Sea Safari Cruises, Eva Tanudjaja, […]

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Free Entrance to Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

The management of the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest located in Kukuh Village, Marga, Tabanan in West Bali is, for a limited time, allowing locals and domestic tourists to visit the tourist site free-of-charge. The manager of Alas Kedaton, I Gusti Ngurah Harta Wijaya, said on Saturday, 15 August 2020, that free entrance was limited to […]

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‘New’ Bumbu Bali Restaurant Open

Bumbu Bali – the award-winning home of genuine Balinese cuisine was founded in 1996 when the Swiss-born founder-owner, Heinz von Holzen, took his admiration of Balinese cuisine, which had already resulted in a popular Balinese cookbook, and decided to open a restaurant dedicated to the Island’s cuisine. Heinz working together with his Balinese wife, Puji, Bumbu Bali […]

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Pejeng Kangin Ikat Weaving – by David Metcalf

Ikat Revival: How Covid-19 Brought About the Rebirth of a Traditional Weaving Village

(original post here: https://nowbali.co.id/pejeng-kangin-ikat-weaving-revival/) The weavers of Bali are dusting off their looms in a small traditional village just outside Ubud. In Pejeng Kangin, a long-forgotten artisan craft is coming back.   This is just one of three recent village initiatives. It all started when David Metcalf, a local expat originally from New Zealand, went to […]

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Bali’s Fastest Day Afloat!

(News from Bali Discovery) Bali Hai Cruises – the Island of Bali’s most experienced day-cruise operator have just launched its latest cruise product to complement its program of luxury excursion to Nusa Lembongan Island.  The Nusa Penida Adventure Cruise is a high-adrenalin full-day tour onboard the Bali Hai Ocean Raft – the 24-passenger fastest boat in Bali. “The Raft” accommodates a […]

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