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Bali’s Sanur Fast Boat Pier Finally Ready For Tourists

The new and much anticipated Sanur Pier is ready for its grand reveal. The official opening of the new pier has been announced for the 9th of November. Preparations for the event have been underway all week as the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, will do the honors.  The Sanur Fast Boat Association has told …

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Major Road Closures And Diversions For G20 Begin In Bali

As delegations, media, and representatives for the G20 Summit arrive in Bali, road closures and temporary traffic management systems are coming into place this week. Tourists are reminded that road closures, diversions, and odd-even management systems are now in place on some of the island’s key transport routes for holidaymakers.  The Director of Road Traffic …

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Bali Taxi Drivers Push Back Against Online Ride Hailing Providers

Taxi drivers in Bali have announced that they are pushing back against ride-hailing apps in the area. Local taxi drivers are fed up with ride-hailing apps undercutting their services and taking business from their communities.  The issues between local taxi drivers, tour guides, and online ride-hailing services have been ongoing for years. The conversation has …

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Bali Officials Proudly Welcome New Generation Of Eco Public Transport Vehicles

Officials in Bali have celebrated the 2022 National Transportation Day by welcoming a fleet of electric buses. The buses will be used by delegations of the G20 Summit that will be held on 15th and 16th November. The buses have been made in Indonesia, and the island’s officials proudly unveiled the vehicles to the media.  …

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160 Passengers Evacuated From Ferry Headed To Bali

Bali’s Search and Rescue team was called to launch an emergency boat evacuation in the early hours of Sunday 26th June after engine failure resulted in the boat running aground.  The passenger and vehicle ferry departed Ketapang Port, Banyuwangi, East Java at around 1.50 am. As the ferry was approaching the island of Bali the …

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26 Tourists Rescued After Boat Engine Failure Neat Bali

For 26 travelers leaving from Bali on 5th June, the journey became a disaster. After leaving Benoa Harbour, the boat traveled 21.75 nautical miles before the engines completely failed.  The capital sent a distress call to the Mataram Search and Rescue Unit who immediately launched a rescue mission. The ship was carrying international and Indonesian …

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Bali Residents Raise Concerns Over Rising Pollution And Traffic Caused By Construction

Residents and business owners in Denpasar have been raising concerns about the amount of air pollution and congestion caused by renovations to bridges along Jalan Gatsu Timur. Construction work has been ongoing on three bridges along the highway for over a year. The increase in construction dust, air pollution, and lengthy traffic jams has pushed …

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Bali Toll Road Trials New App Which Could Eliminate Toll Booths

The Bali Mandara Toll Road is trialing a new system for contactless, non-stop travel. At present drivers must stop at the toll gate and tap their pre-paid travel card. The trial requires drivers to download a specialist app called Cantas onto their phones. They will enter their payment details and give permission for the app …

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Passenger Ferry Headed For Bali Stranded By Strong Current

A car and passenger ferry approaching Gilimanuk Harbour, Bali ran aground on Friday 27th May after the captain misjudged the strength of the current. The ferry was stranded for over 3-hours as rescue crews tried to get the ship afloat once more.  The ship had left Ketapang Harbor in Banyuwangi, East Java, and was heading …

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Bali Transport Sector Shares Mixed Feelings About Bounce Back From Covid

Despite the reopening of Bali’s borders back in February and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the influx of tourist numbers hasn’t equated to an increased demand for internal transportation. Transfer companies and independent taxi drivers across Bali have yet to benefit from the bounce back from Covid-19 according to the chairman of …

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Ferry Towed After Engine Failure In Bali Strait

A ferry named KMP Tiga Anugerah has been towed to the port after experiencing engine failure on Bali Strait. The Head Of Gilimanuk Port, Capt. Ajat Sudrajat, confirmed that the current dragged the ferry before it got towed after having engine failure on Sunday afternoon (13/3). “All the passengers were evacuated and transported to the …

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The Bali Toll Road Project Will Have A Dedicated Bicycle Lane

The Public Works and Residential Ministry has planned to build a special lane for bicycles on the upcoming Bali toll-road project this year. The Minister of Public Works and Residential Ministry, Basuki Hadimuljono, confirmed that a toll road connecting Mengwi and Gilimanuk Ports in Western Bali would be the first in Indonesia with a dedicated …

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