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Bali Malls Re-Open on Trial Basis

On Tuesday, 07 September 2021, Bali Governor Wayan Koster issued Circular Memorandum Number 15 of 2021 addressing opening hours and maximum permissible carrying capacity at Bali shopping malls and commercial centers. The latest instructions allow the businesses to open until 9:00 pm WITA and operate at 50% of their normal guest capacity. The Governor’s instructions also require […]

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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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Bali Enjoys an Easter Parade of Visitors

Over the extended Easter holiday weekend, 31 March – 04 April 2021, Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport handled 62,345 passengers traveling on 577 flights. As reported by Kompas.com, Bali first saw the sudden surge in arriving holiday travelers on Thursday, 01 April 2021, when 8,875 air passengers passed through Bali’s Airport. Bali’s peak in outbound passengers was recorded […]

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Indonesia sets aside US$7.5 million to build coral reef gardens in Bali

  The Indonesian government is setting course to build coral reef gardens in five locations across Bali in hopes of conserving and restoring marine ecosystems around the island, as officials aim to also boost economic recovery through the project’s labour-intensive work. Officials introduced the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) program just yesterday, with Maritime Affairs and […]

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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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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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Mooi – Baby Hyena Born at Bali Safari

One year ago, the Bali Safari Marine Park welcomed a group of four striped-hyenas (Hyaena hyaena)  to its happy collection of exotic animals hailing from almost every corner of the world. The striped hyenas – one of four remaining hyenas species is mainly nocturnal and notoriously shy. The hyenas that took up residence at Bali Safari Park – 2 females Manama and Adliya, and […]

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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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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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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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