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Bali Temples Reclaim Tradition Ahead Of Island’s Single Use Plastics Ban

Temples in Bali are the latest organizations to begin the transition to removing single-use plastics. On Tuesday 28th June. The Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu Traditional Village in South Kuta handed out over 1,000 reusable woven pamedek baskets to worshippers. The woven bamboo baskets, known locally as pamedek, were given to Balinese Hindus attending …

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Australian Tourist Questioned By Police After Climbing Sacred Tree In Bali Temple

An Australian tourist has been bought in for questioning by Bali police and immigration teams after he climbed a sacred Banyan tree in the graveyard of a Balinese temple. Samuel Lockton was caught by the temple’s pecalang team (traditional community security) as he was climbing the weeping branches of the Banyan tree. Lockton was topless …

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Ancient Meditation Cave Discovered In Bali Village Set To Be Opened To The Public

A Balinese land owner has made one of the most significant archeological discoveries on the island in years. Wayan Puja, from Banjar Dalem in Pejaten Village in Tabanan Regency, recently discovered a man-made cave complex lying beneath his farmland. The discovery is of huge cultural significance and both the Tabanan Culture Service and Wayan Puja …

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Temple Staff In Bali Install CCTV In Response To Recent Nudity From Tourists

In response to a tourist posed naked in the roots of a sacred Banyan tree in Tua Village in Bali earlier this month, temple management has installed CCTV to ensure such incidences won’t happen again.  On the 1st of May 2022, Russian yogi and influencer Alina Fazleeva posted a photo of herself naked, hugging a …

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A Woman In Bali Continued Her Wedding Ceremony Without A Groom

A video of a woman in Saba Village Blahbatuh, Gianyar who decided to proceed with her wedding ceremony without the groom has gone viral. A 22-year-old woman named Ni Putu Melina and her family decided to push through with her wedding procession on Wednesday (12/1) despite her fiance backing out two days prior. Melina and …

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Bali Tourism Organization Refuses Government’s Plan To Increase Restrictions On Upcoming Year-End Holiday Season

The Head Alliance of Bali Marginal Tourism (APPMB), Wayan Puspanegara has stated that he will refuse the government’s plan to increase restrictions during the upcoming holiday season. The provincial government recently announced that they plan to increase restrictions during the upcoming year-end holiday season by implementing a level 3 partial lockdown from the current level …

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A Man Was Arrested After Mocking Sacred Hindu Traditions In Bali

A 23-year-old man with initials (RF) has been arrested by Bali police for blasphemous and mocking sacred Hindu traditions in Bali. The Head of Cyber Crime Unit V from Bali Police Department, AKBP I Gusti Ayu Suinaci confirmed that the suspect was arrested from his place in Pekutatan, Jembrana on Thursday (6/4). The investigation about …

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Local Man Beaten For Stealing Cash From Hindu Temple Offerings

A 46-year-old man named I Nengah Mustika has been beaten by villagers after being caught for stealing cash from a Hindu Temple’s offering. The Head of the Klungkung Police Department, AKP Bima Ariya Viyasa confirmed that the man who has been living in Pikat Village, Klungkung has now been hospitalized after getting beaten by people …

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Bali Special Forces Inspected Prevention Protocols In Hindu Temples During Kuningan Celebration

The Covid-19 Special Forces has decided to focus more on inspecting and supervising the implementation of prevention protocols in several Hindu Temples during Kuningan Celebration. The Head of Operations for the Bali Police, Kombes Pol Firman Nainggolan said that his team has decided to focus more on assuring the compliance of prevention protocols in temples …

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ATM Machines and Toll Road Will Be Closed On Nyepi Day Of Silence

Officials from the Bank of Indonesia have announced that they will shut down ATM machines during the Day of Silence (Nyepi Day) celebration. The Head of Indonesian Bank for Bali Province, Trisno Nugroho said that he will shut down all the ATM machines across the island on Saturday (13/3) at 12:00am as a form of …

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College Students At University in Bali Permitted To Pay Their Tuition With Coconuts

College students at a University in Tegalalang, Bali are being allowed to pay their tuition fees with Coconuts. Venus One Tourism Academy has come up with a solution for their students that have been unable to pay their tuition fees due to the pandemic.  The college has found a way to empower their student entrepreneurship …

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Village Bans Bali Family From Burying Mother In Cemetery Due To Unpaid Debt

A family in a Bali village was not allowed to use the cemetery to bury their mother because of unpaid debts. The family from Paselatan Village, Abang Karangasem has been punished for their inability to pay off one of the local Village Credit Institutions (LPD). A man and his family have been given a cultural …

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