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Australian Tourist Questioned By Police After Climbing Sacred Tree In Bali Temple

An Australian tourist has been bought in for questioning by Bali police and immigration teams after he climbed a sacred Banyan tree in the graveyard of a Balinese temple. Samuel Lockton was caught by the temple’s pecalang team (traditional community security) as he was climbing the weeping branches of the Banyan tree. Lockton was topless …

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Bali Announces Line Up For Ubud Food Festival 2022

The 6th Ubud Food Festival will be held across venues around the Ubud area from 24th-26th June. The organizers of the Ubud Food Festival have announced the lineup for the 3-day event. The festival is returning to Bali after a 2-year break due to the pandemic. With two years to plan and prepare, organizers are …

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Ancient Meditation Cave Discovered In Bali Village Set To Be Opened To The Public

A Balinese land owner has made one of the most significant archeological discoveries on the island in years. Wayan Puja, from Banjar Dalem in Pejaten Village in Tabanan Regency, recently discovered a man-made cave complex lying beneath his farmland. The discovery is of huge cultural significance and both the Tabanan Culture Service and Wayan Puja …

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Batik Air Relaunches Bali to Melbourne Flight Route

Malaysia’s budget airline Batik Air has announced that their Bali-Melbourne flight schedule will resume as of 17th June 2022. The announcement comes just in time for the beginning of Bali’s first viable peak season since the pandemic began.  The resumption of the Melbourne to Bali route brings a reason for celebration on both sides of …

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Bali Welcomes Over 1 Million Travelers In May

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has released its flight data for May 2022. The airport experiences a 64% increase in passengers, welcoming over one million travelers through the terminal during the month. Ngurah Rai airport is the main port of entry for both domestic and international travelers. The official figures shared by the airport’s management team …

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Health Minister Confirms New Covid-19 Variant Is Spreading In Bali

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health held a press conference on Friday 10th June 2022 to confirm the discovery of four cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 in Bali for the first time.  Speaking to local media, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said that ‘Currently variants under monitoring, that are actively circulating include Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. …

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Bali Tourism Professor Supports Cautious Approach To Industry Recovery

Indonesia’s Center for Statistics, Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), has shared data that shows that Indonesia received 50-times as many foreign tourists in April 2022 as it did in April 2021. The vast majority of these international arrivals were landing in Bali. The center has taken this as the marker that the tourism sector at a …

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Bali’s Fleet Of Electric Cars For G20 Summit Promotes Green Future For All

In November 2022, Bali will be hosting the G20 Summit. The 2-day conference will see leaders from the world’s 20 biggest economies arrive in Bali to discuss solutions around the summit’s priority themes: global health architecture, sustainable energy transition, and digital transformation. Bali is determined to pioneer sustainable energy solutions at the G20 Summit that …

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Internationally Acclaimed Bali Arts Festival Returns For 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the world-famous Bali Arts Festival commences on the 12th of June. The festival runs until July 10th, 2022 and free events are happening across Bali every day.  The main festival grounds can be found at the Bali Cultural Park and Art Centre, also known as the Werdhi Buddha Culture Centre in …

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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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Bali Retail Sector Can Operate At 100% Capacity As Restrictions Ease Further

As one of the most important Balinese festivals begins, the Central Government has moved Bali to Covid-19 restriction level one. This comes as long-awaited and much-welcomed news for the retail sector in Bali which can now operate at 100% capacity.  The Head of the Bali Covid-19 Task Force, I Made Rentin, confirmed that as of …

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Covid-19 Rates In Bali Capital At Record Low And Under Control

The Covid-19 Task Force in Bali’s capital Denpasar has confirmed that cases continue to decline. The latest data shared announced that there were zero deaths and one case that has been confirmed to have recovered. Denpasar Covid-19 Task Force have been alerted to four new positive cases in the city. The authorities shared that the …

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