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Former Minister Suggests Bali Creates Task Force To Tackle Garbage On Beaches

Indonesia’s Former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, has spoken to the media about the need for a specialist task force in Bali to deal with the ocean plastic that washes up on the island’s beaches. Talking over a video call, the Pandu Laut Eco Festival, Pudjiastuti, said that the tide of garbage …

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Bali’s Most Popular Beaches Brace For Incoming Tide Of Plastics Waste

Bali’s most popular beaches prepare for an onslaught of plastic pollution washing onto the shoreline. In an annual phenomenon, plastic waste, garbage, and waste from shipping vessels will be carried into land by strong winds, high tides, and driving rains.  Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, 12th October, the Head of Kuta Beach Task Force, I …

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Weather Warning Issued For Bali Beaches This Weekend

The Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar has issued weather warnings to beachgoers for the 26th-29th of August. The BBMKG has announced that high waves can be expected across Southern Bali. While there will be fluctuations between 2.5-4 meter waves, beachgoers are being advised to be vigilant as to changing conditions. …

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Tourists Complain About ‘Stinky’ Garbage On Bali’s Iconic Canggu Beach

It is no secret that Bali’s waste management systems are under increasing pressure, there is arguably as much plastic pollution washing up on the beaches along the island’s coastline as there is waste flowing downstream from the inland regions.  This week leaders of the Canggu Traditional Village, who are responsible for the management of Bali’s …

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Tourist Dragged Out To Sea In Bali As Officials Continue To Warn Against Dangers Of High Tides

A Turkish tourist on holiday in Bali was dragged out to sea by the high tides over the weekend. As officials across the island continue to warn against the dangers of the supermoon’s tidal changes. The woman, reported by local media as 36-year-old Kuyuncu, almost drowned in the waters off Berawa Beach in Canggu on …

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Bali Community Creates New Rules At Popular Diving Hotspot To Protect Biodiversity

Community leaders at Tulamben Beach have implemented new rules to help protect the coastline’s exceptional biodiversity. Tulamben Beach is loved by locals and tourists for its world-class diving. The community has implemented restrictions on fishing in the waters off Tulamben Beach to help preserve the coral reefs and the fish stocks in the area.  The …

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Japanese Government Funds Huge Bali Beach Conservation Project

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has been supporting the Indonesian Ministry of Public Work and Public Housing to conserve Bali’s world-famous beaches. The project that has been running since 2017 is now entering phase two. The Japan International Cooperation Agency is injecting the second round of funding to support the project that will bring environmental, …

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High Tide Havoc On Bali Beach As Waves Wash Away Local Stalls And Sun Loungers

Despite consistent warnings from Denpasar’s Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) sun lounger providers on Melasti Beach in South Kuta saw their livelihoods washed away during yesterday’s high tide. In a video shared on social media that has since gone viral, sun lounger providers and beach-based vendors can be seen scrambling to save their …

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Illegal Beach Huts Demolished On Bali’s Beloved Berawa Beach

Bali beaches are famous for their informal, slightly ramshackle yet charming beach bars. The beach huts of beaches like Berawa have become the life and soul of tourist hotspots, providing visitors with cheap bars and epic views, and local vendors with a place to run their small businesses. On the 15th of May, Berawa beach’s …

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Local Stalls Along Melasti Beach in Bali Catch Fire

Locals stalls along Melasti Beach, Ungasan have been destroyed after catching fire on Sunday morning (17/4). One of the police officers who investigated the incident confirmed that 8 local stalls were severely damaged by the fire incident that occurred on early Sunday morning. “All these shops that were run by locals from Ungasan Village were …

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Bali Government Allots USD $1.9 Million For Sanur Beach Restoration

The Denpasar city government has prepared over USD $1.9 million (IDR 28 billion) for the restoration of Sanur Beach, to be completed before the G-20 Conference this October. The Vice Mayor of Denpasar, I Kadek Agus Arya Wibawa, confirmed that the restoration of Sanur Beach would occur in preparation for the G-20 Conference. “Over USD …

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A Malaysian Yacht Found Stranded On Bali Beach

A yacht with the Malaysian flag has been found stranded by a police officer on Banyuasri Beach in North Bali. One of the officers found the Malaysian yacht near the Bali Police Academy on Wednesday (23/2) at 7:30 am. After noticing that the vessel was locked and unoccupied, the officer immediately reported what he found …

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