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Bali Finally Begins Building Underground Wiring Systems In Ubud

Bali officials have finally started installed the wiring systems on the main streets of Ubud under the ground. The Regent of Gianyar District, Made Mahayastra confirmed that one of the infrastructure projects that was planned over 10 years ago has been finally executed during his term. “I’m so glad that we could finally execute the …

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Three Thieves Arrested While Attempting To Flee From Bali

    Three air conditioning thieves have been arrested by the police while attempting to flee from Bali. The Head of the Ubud Police Department, AKP I Made Tama confirmed that the three perpetrators who have been identified as Maman (aged 30), Tejo (aged 29) and Karep (aged 41) were arrested on Wednesday (1/9) in Tanjung Benoa …

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Bali Monkeys Start Invading People’s Houses As They Run Out Food Supply

Monkeys at the Ubud Monkey Forest began to invade residents’ houses as they started to run out of food supply. Officials from Padang Tegal Village, Made Gandra confirmed that several monkeys who have been living inside Ubud Monkey Forest were spotted roaming around outside the area to search for some food. “Since the management of …

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A Video Of A Bali Expat Who Bought And Released Caged Birds Has Gone Viral

  A video of an expat who has been buying caged birds to release them has gone viral on social media.  One of the bird shops that is located in the Ubud area has been regularly visited by a foregin national who  bought dozens of birds in order to release them in the wild. The act …

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Bali Hotels Suffer Amid Travel Ban

The Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) for Bali has confirmed that Ubud has received zero bookings during the holiday season in May 2021. The Head of Gianyar PHRI, Adit Pande said that during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday season this year, the hotels and restaurants in Ubud recorded almost zero reservations since Wednesday (12/5). This …

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Russian Designer Takes His Own Life in Bali

A 29-year-old man named Pavel Chernousov from Russia has been found dead in a bungalow in Ubud on Monday morning (22/3). The Head of Ubud Police Department, AKP I Gede Sudyatmaja said that the body was found on the second floor of Pondok Saraswati Bungalow in the village of Lodtunduh in Ubud Gianyar. “Pavel has …

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90% Of Restaurants In Ubud Have Closed Down Due To The Pandemic

The Tourism Association has confirmed that over 90 percent of restaurants in Ubud has closed down due to Covid-19 pandemic. The Head of Gianyar Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), Pande Mahayana Adityawarman said that majority of those accommodation businesses had to make the tough decision because they could not cover their operational cost. “Ubud used …

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Ubud Announces Reopening For Tourism Requirements

Ubud is planning to welcome visitors by reopening four subdistricts and villages under certain conditions. First, Gianyar requires at least 32,000 residents to be vaccinated, and second, visitors must test upon arrival.  Gianyar Regional Secretary, Made Gede Wisnu Jaya plans to implement the mandatory Covid-19 testing in Ubud once the international travel corridor reopens. Wisnu …

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Village in Bali Uses Eco-Friendly Waste Management To Reduce Garbage

The Padangtegal Village, home to the Ubud Monkey Forest, has established a new approach to solve the waste problem they have been facing for years. The new process disposes waste by first dividing the organic from the inorganic to turn into compost.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The manager of Padangtegal Compost …

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Police Shut Down Bali Cafe For Not Following Health Protocols

Kafe 8146 in Mas Village Ubud has been closed down by officers after hosting a party without following legally required health protocols.  The Head of Gianyar Civil Service Unit, Made Watha ordered shut down of the cafe after cafe owners violated government regulations by facilitating a massive crowd on Saturday evening (19/12). The crowd was …

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Bali Hotels Are Offering Huge Discounts For Stays During The Pandemic

In order to survive the pandemic, many hotels in Ubud, Bali have been offering up big discounts for rooms with some as low as $10.50 a night and $0.35 meals. The Head of Ubud Homestay Association (UHSA), Ida Bagus Wiryawan said that there has been no tourists in the Ubud area, especially the tourists who …

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