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A charging station for electric vehicles has been built on the toll road in Bali.  The charging station is on the Bali Mandara toll road and is managed by Jasamarga Bali Tol (JBT).  The first first-ever charging station on the toll road was the result of JBT cooperation with PLN and Opinteh Djojo Indo. Previously, …

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It appears the battle isn’t over for what foreigners call the ‘taxi mafia’ in Bali. The Business Competition Monitoring Commission (KPPU) announced it has requested information from PT Angkasa Pura 1 in an investigation of possible illegal business practices with the app-based public transport service, Grab, at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. The Head of …

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In the cheerful celebration of the Lunar New Year 2020, the new-age carrier Vietjet officially commenced its newest direct flight linking Hanoi and Denpasar, Bali.  This is the airline’s second service to the famous holiday destinations of Indonesia, following the Ho Chi Minh City – Bali route operated from May 2019. It is also the …

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Two weeks ago, The Bali Sun broke the news that Grab would officially be permitted to operate at the Bali airport.  Since the story broke, the Bali Sun has confirmed that Grab will be the only ridesharing company that will be officially welcomed at the Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. “The presence of Grab as …

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The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry announced that Bali will see five new toll road sections after Pulau Dewata (the Island of Gods) last saw the Bali Mandara toll introduced several years ago.  PUPR Minister, Basuki Hadimuljono said that the Bali Province government initially proposed 16 new tolls for the island. “The Bali provincial government asked for …

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Police in Bali said the foreign man who pulled a freestyle stunt while riding his motorcycle in Seminyak has left the country, after a search for him began last week following a video of his stunt going viral on social media.  “It was circulating widely on social media, [but] the person has managed to escape,” Adi Sulistyo …

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Emirates will increase flights to Bali effective 1 June to tap seasonal demand for holiday bookings during the summer months June to September. The peak season for Bali’s tourism industry runs from July through to the end of August; busy months when hotel rates are high, and Bali’s weather is almost perfect with low rainfall …

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