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Bali’s Iconic Kite Festival Returns To Sanur’s Mertasari Beach

Bali’s world-famous International Kite Festival was welcomed back to Sanur from 11-14th August. The festival saw spectators and participants from all over Indonesia, and eleven different countries join in the celebrations.  Participants arrived in Bali from cities across Indonesia, most notably from Jakarta, Bandung, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Gresik, Surabaya, Cilacap, Lampung, Batam, and of course Denpasar. …

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Bali’s Spiritual Galungan Festival Highlights Island’s Struggling Waste Management Systems

The Balinese festival of Galungan starts on 8th June 2022 that sees communities across the island come together to decorate homes, temples, and village streets to celebrate the triumph of dharma over adarma. In the last few days, communities across Bali have been preparing for the 10-day festival which has led to an overflow of …

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Vaccine Booster Required For Travelers In Bali During the Eid Al-Fitr Holiday

An official from the Bali Health Agency has confirmed that a Covid-19 vaccine booster is a requirement for travelers during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday season. The Head of Bali Health Agency, Nyoman Gede Anom, confirmed that the enthusiasm of Bali residents to receive the Covid-19 vaccine booster has significantly increased since the government decided …

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Bali Concert Dispersed By Authorities For Violation Of Protocols

Police officers dispersed a music concert held in Bangli on Wednesday (12/1) for the violation of Covid-19 protocols. The event, also attended by Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster, was dispersed by authorities from the police department for violating prevention protocols. The management team that organized the event apologized to the public and the authorities for …

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Bali’s Nyepi ‘Day of Silence’ Overshadowed By Fears

Bali’s “Day of Silence” was even quieter than usual this year as coronavirus fears prompted authorities to scale back an annual celebration that sees the Hindu-majority island in Indonesia come to a near standstill. Known as Nyepi, the festival calls on locals to stay at home for 24 hours and reflect in a self-imposed lockdown. …

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