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Australian Tourist In Bali Dies After Falling From 4th Floor Hotel Room

An Australian tourist died after falling from a 4th-floor hotel balcony in Bali on Wednesday night. An investigation is underway by Kuta Police. The man, identified by local media only by his initials DSJ, was 46 years old and believed to be staying at the hotel alone.  DSJ checked into The Haven Hotel in Seminyak …

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Bali Celebrates As Ubud Named As Best City In Asia

World-renowned Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced its winners for the annual World’s Best Awards. Bali has reason to celebrate as the island’s cultural capital Ubud has been named the Best City in Asia in 2022. Whatsmore, four of the top five east hotel resorts in Indonesia are in Bali too.  What makes the awards …

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Bali Authorities Close Down Newly Opened Cave Restaurant After Multiple Legal Issues

Local authorities in Bali have closed down the newly opened The Cave Restaurant in Uluwatu after a video of the venue went viral on social media. According to local reports, the restaurant was not known to local authorities and is operating in breach of several licensing conditions. Last week a video taken by a diner …

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Indonesian Tourists Cancel Bali Bookings After Booster Vaccine Becomes Compulsory

As of the 17th of July, it became compulsory for Indonesian citizens traveling by air to show proof of their Covid-19 booster vaccination. This change in travel regulations has caused confusion and frustration for local travelers, many of whom have had to cancel their bookings for their trips to Bali. The Bali Tourism Association spoke …

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Tourists Complain About ‘Stinky’ Garbage On Bali’s Iconic Canggu Beach

It is no secret that Bali’s waste management systems are under increasing pressure, there is arguably as much plastic pollution washing up on the beaches along the island’s coastline as there is waste flowing downstream from the inland regions.  This week leaders of the Canggu Traditional Village, who are responsible for the management of Bali’s …

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International Tourism Noted As Reason For Recent Increase In Bali Covid-19 Cases

The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, held a brief press conference on Monday 18th July at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta to update the nation on the latest Covid-19 figures.  Minister Hartarto reported that outside of Java and Bali cases were low and in decline. He explained that there remain active cases …

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Biggest Beach Club In South East Asia Opens It’s Doors In Bali

The launch of Bali’s new beach club has been much anticipated. The grand opening of the Holywings Bali Beach Club had the potential to be spoiled by the company’s recent blasphemy scandal but thanks to high-profile stakeholders, new management, and a whole new brand image the launch has gone ahead without any further publicity disasters.  …

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Australian Government Rejects Proposal To Ban Flights To Bali Due To Foot And Mouth Outbreak

Pressure to ban Bali-Australia flights had been mounting in recent weeks due to the discovery of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle on the island. An official proposal to ban flights had been submitted to the Australian government, but the decision has been made to keep flight routes open and increase bio-security measures.  This is …

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Bali’s Airport Passenger Tax Remains The Same Despite Nationwide Increase

The management of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has announced that they will not increase the Aircraft Passenger Service rates (PJP2U), also known as airport tax. The announcement comes as 19 airports across Indonesia will be increasing their taxes in the coming weeks.  The General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, …

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Tourist Dragged Out To Sea In Bali As Officials Continue To Warn Against Dangers Of High Tides

A Turkish tourist on holiday in Bali was dragged out to sea by the high tides over the weekend. As officials across the island continue to warn against the dangers of the supermoon’s tidal changes. The woman, reported by local media as 36-year-old Kuyuncu, almost drowned in the waters off Berawa Beach in Canggu on …

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Bali Wins Bid To Host World Beach Games In 2023

Bali has been chosen to host the World Beach Games in 2023. The news is received as an exciting opportunity for the island to showcase its capabilities as a world-class destination for major events. Bali is also hosting the G20 Summit in November. The Ministry for Tourism is working hard to diversify the type of …

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Money Changer In Bali Closed Down After Scamming Tourists Out Of Hundreds Of Dollars

Money changer outlets in Kuta have been the source of much interest from the authorities in recent weeks. After a series of checks from the Bank of Indonesia and the Public Civil Service (Saptol PP), it was found that over a dozen outlets in the Kuta area were operating outside of the law.  This week …

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