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Local Fisherman Passes Away In Bali After Getting Caught In Equipment

Putu Agus Yudi Ariana, a resident from Banjar Anyar in Baluk Village, Jembrana, was found dead on Saturday afternoon after falling from his fishing boat and drowning.  The man has orginally been reported missing while fishing on Friday night (1/17) at 10:30 pm. The victim’s body was finally found by the search and recovery team …

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‘Fear the Walking’ Attraction Now Open In Bali

A “Walking Dead”-themed walkthrough experience has opened at Trans Studio Bali. The attraction, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” is described as part thrill ride, part haunted house and part interactive motion ride. The new attraction, based on the popular AMC series, is a multi-sensory experience that is part thrill-ride, part interactive motion ride, and part …

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Ask an expert: Where can I Find An Uncrowded Spot In Bali?

Q. I’m planning a second visit to Bali and would like to stay somewhere outside the main tourist areas that’s still easy to access. Where would you recommend? A. To get well off the beaten track without leaving the island of Bali, I recommend the fantastic glamping spot at Menjangan Dynasty Resort on the northern coast …

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Badung Targets 6.2 Million Foreign Tourists In 2020

Badung District in Bali Province, has set a target of attracting some 6.2 million foreign tourists during 2020. “So in 2020, based on the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) we set a target of 6.2 million people. That target is very moderate for us to achieve,” I Made Badra, the Head of the Badung Tourism …

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Tourists Carve Their Names Into 10,000 Year Old Coral In Nusa Penida

Tourists behaving badly. Photos that appeared on social media yesterday show tourists have carved their names into the coral at Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida.  A recent Facebook post in a local Bali group has social media users enraged.  The post was captioned: “What’s wrong with some people? Seriously, do they need to scratch their name …

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Bali Tour Companies Caught Off Gaurd By Increase In Attraction Prices

Travel players in Bali are crying foul over the regency government’s surprise price hike on entrance fees for popular attractions, saying that they will have to bear the price difference for contracts inked before the change. The new tariffs came into effect on January 1, 2020 in a bid by the regency government to boost …

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Best Western Makes Dreams Come True In Bali

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has treated 10 lucky guests to their dream vacation in Bali, following a successful online contest. The 2019 ‘Dreams Come True’ competition took place in November and invited the company’s loyal guests and social media followers to share what they want to do most to make their dreams come true in …

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Bali Locals Continue To Ride Motorbikes On Sidewalks Risking The Lives Of Pedestrians

There are still people out there that just don’t get it. Hopefully it doesn’t take them killing someone before it finally clicks.  Motorcycle riders continue to take short cuts by using pedestrian sidewalks to go around traffic. They are willing to put pedestrian lives at risk just so they can get to their destination a …

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Bali Airport Celebrates 24 Million Passengers In 2019

24,169,561 passengers were served at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali throughout the year of 2019, indicating an increase of 390,383 passengers or two percent compared to the same period in 2018.   “We are very grateful to have achievements up to par with that of last year, even exceeding the number because …

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Viral Video Shows How Fast Thieves Steal From Tourists in Seminyak

A new viral video circulating on social media shows just how quickly tourists can be robbed without even knowing it.  A video posted by Bali Viral shows two women on a scooter slowing down to make a turn. Without barely coming to a stop, a scooter approaches them from behind and steals their wallet with …

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New Villas Mark The Completion Of The Apurva Kempinski Bali

The Apurva Kempinski Bali has launched a collection of 43 beautifully appointed private villas, nestled in tropical gardens on the clifftops of Nusa Dua. Named after the mighty kingdoms that once ruled over Indonesia, the one-, two- and three-bedroom pool villas evoke the tropical characteristics of southern Bali, offering discerning visitors complete privacy, spacious indoor-outdoor living …

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Brit Family Accidentally Smuggled Huge Scorpion Home From Bali Vacation

A British family discovered a huge scorpion in their suitcase after returning from a trip to Bali. According to The Mirror, Rory and Isabel Neighbour found the seven centimetre-long critter scuttling in a cupboard after it survived the 7,000-mile journey to the UK. Isabel, 33, trapped the Chinese Swimming Scorpion in pint glass to contain …

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