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Everything You Need To Know About Bali’s New Laws For Unmarried Couples

Indonesia has officially passed legislation that is being highly debated. The news has triggered much concern for many travelers planning to visit Bali soon. While the new laws apply to all people in Indonesia, whether citizens or visitors, there are only very specific circumstances whereby unmarried foreigners in Bali could fall on the wrong side …

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International Tourist Arrivals To Bali Reaches 1.4 Million But Many Areas Still Quiet

The Central Statistics Office has released the latest figures for tourism in Bali. Data reveals that Bali welcomed over 1.4 million international tourists from January to the end of October 2022. The Head of the Central Statistics Agency for Bali Province, Hanif Yahya, told reports that the data shows the numbers and the demographics of …

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Surfers Issue Stark Warnings After Typhoid Case Discovered In Bali

Surfers in Bali have issued stark warnings to fellow ocean lovers as cases of bacterial infections caused by polluted seawater are on the rise. An alarming typhoid case has been confirmed in the last few days, as well as oral infections and pink eye. As the monsoon season is in full swing and high tides …

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Animal Charities In Bali Win Battle Against Plans For Mass Culling Of Dogs After Rabies Scare

After two days of intense meetings, animal welfare officers in Bali have had a mass culling of dogs in Giyanar Regency called off. Yesterday the Bali government granted permission for a mass cull of stray and community-owned dogs in Bali after a local man sadly passed away due to an unconfirmed case of suspected rabies. …

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Hundreds Gather To Mark 20th Anniversary Of The Bali Bombings

Wednesday 12th October marks the 20th anniversary of the devastating Bali Bombings. The event shook the world and has left hundreds of families with incomparable grief that they will carry for there rest of their lives. A total of 202 people died in the attack on Paddy’s Bar and Sari Club in 2002. The victims …

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Pay To Pass: Bali Village Sets Up Toll System For Private Road

A local village leadership committee has imposed an independent toll road fee through their village. Village leaders have created a tariff for drivers passing through Nagi Traditional Village in Petulu, which sits just north of the center of Ubud.  The toll has been in place since the end of September but has caught the attention …

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Doctors Warn Bali Travelers About Rash Caused By Contact With Toxic Insect

Dozens of travelers in Bali have taken to social media to seek answers for the cause of a mysterious rash. Holidaymakers to the Island of the Gods have reached out to get support from fellow travelers about a painful, blistery rash that, in some cases, has taken weeks, even years, to heal. Concerned tourists have …

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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 Promotes Islands As World-Class Wedding Destination

Indonesia’s Ministry for Tourism has announced that Bali will host the 8th Annual Destination Wedding Planner Exhibition later this month. The event will be hosted at the Bali International Convention Center from 27th-29th September.  The event will feature stands and stalls from wedding organizers from all over the world. It is hoped that the exhibition …

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Bali Warned To Respect Domestic Visitors

Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has warned tourism operators to respect domestic tourists. His statements come just days after an incident of reported discrimination where a local moped rental provider did not allow a domestic tourist to hire a scooter. The incident went viral on Twitter, though those involved denied that …

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Bali Gyms Fight To Put Island On The Map As Leading Sports Destination

As a destination, Bali proudly boasts something for everyone. While the resort island has become famous for beachside holidays, spiritual self-development, and natural beauty, there is an untapped tourism market that locals are keen to bring to the fore. Sport tourism in Bali is emerging as a growing market on the island. Sports tourism is …

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Bali Beach Clubs Vow To Co-operate With Authorities Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Bali’s leading beach club venues have vowed to cooperate with local authorities following noise complaints and a public petition. Earlier this week, an online petition and open letter to industry and government leaders in Bali went viral. The complaints included late-night noise, drunken and disorderly behavior, and disrespect to local spiritual landmarks. The petition quickly …

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