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YouTube Superstars Face Backlash After ‘Shameful’ Disrespect Of Bali Art Teacher

Bali is a must-visit destination for travel bloggers, influencers, and social media stars. Yet, as a result, local people have had to contend with more than their fair share of their homes, culture, and communities being disrespected in the name of ‘content’. Despite calls for high-quality tourism, Bali remains vulnerable to exploitation. In a video …

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Bali Airport Confirms Development Of Cashless System For Visa Payments

The Indonesian Immigration Department has confirmed plans to roll out a cashless payment system for visas on arrival at all international airports, including Bali. As directed by President Joko Widodo, the Immigration Department is working in partnership with the Department of Finance to ensure that all international arrivals into the country can pay for their …

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Nusa Penida To Welcome Cruises In Bali’s Promotion Of Maritime Tourism

The Nusa Islands offer some of Bali’s most impressive vistas and wildlife tourism experiences. Officials from Klungkung Regency have confirmed that they are looking to welcome cruise ships to the island of Nusa Penida in the near future. This news comes as a part of Bali’s bigger move to promote maritime tourism.  According to Indonesia’s …

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Bali Governor Urges Medical Sector To Integrate Traditional Medicine Into Services

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has called on the medical industry to integrate the use of traditional medicine into hospital services. The original leaders held a conference with Gotra Pangusada, the Balinese Traditional Healers Association, on Sunday, 25th of September. The request comes as part of a bigger move to further develop the medical facilities in …

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Bali Worries ‘Unstoppable Flow’ Of Tourism Negatively Impacts Environment

Communities and traditional leaders in Bali are raising concerns about the impact of mass tourism development on the environment. In areas like Canggu and the villages surrounding Ubud, building development for rental homes, guesthouses, and hotels for tourists and longer-term international residents have often been built on productive farmland. Anthropologists, conservationists, and traditional Balinese leaders …

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Tourism Drivers Urged To Stop Speeding In Bali Villages As Collisions Rise

Drivers running taxi services or tours in Nusa Penida, Bali, are urged to adhere to local speed limits. Many communities in Nusa Penida have come forward to express their fear that incidents will become more regular and serious as collisions start to increase due to speeding.  While there have been several incidences of note that …

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Canggu Locals Share Mixed Feelings About Bali’s New Party Rules

Canggu has become the focal point of major noise complaints in recent weeks. Once a quiet coastal and farming community that welcomed surfers and the more intrepid backpacker, Canggu has rapidly transformed into one of Asia’s biggest party destinations. With rumors that the area will compete with Amsterdam, Ibiza, and Rio de Janeiro in the …

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German Man Arrested In Bali For Car Theft And Reckless Driving

A German man has been arrested in Bali after reports that he took control of his driver’s vehicle and began driving recklessly through the streets. In a series of viral videos, the middle-aged man can be seen swerving through busy streets. In one heart-stopping moment looks as though he is about to run over a …

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Bali Lawyers Plea Australian Arrested On Major Drug Charges Is Addict In Need Of Support

On 5th September 2022, Bali Police arrested 51-year-old Australian Jeff Walton at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Walton was found in possession of Class A drugs and was immediately bought into police custody for further questioning. Walton, a diving and surfing instructor, landed in Bali from Vietnam. His story has hit international headlines today …

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Bali Governor Shares Solutions For Sustained Tourism Development And Food Security

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has responded to questions from the media about the island’s plans for sustained tourism development and food production. Koster highlighted solutions to food security and infrastructural development during a press conference in Denpasar on Thursday 22nd September.  Concerns were raised over Bali’s ability to produce and import sufficient food to support …

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Bali To Host FIFA U20s World Cup Matches In 2023

Denpasar has been named one of the six cities in Indonesia that will be hosting world cup soccer matches in 2023. The FIFA U20s World Cup will be hosted by Indonesia next year. The organizing committee has confirmed that some qualifying matches will be held in Bali.  Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali told …

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Bali Visa Extension Processing Time Down To Just 4-Days

The Department of Immigration in Indonesia has confirmed that they are cutting visa processing times. As requested by President Joko Widodo, visa extension processing times have been cut with immediate effect. It is hoped that this will make extending and renewing visas easier for travelers and long-term international residents. The visa extension process in Indonesia …

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