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Tourist’s Nostalgia For The Bali Of Old Grows, But It’s Still Easy Enough To Find

In January 2023, Bali was celebrated as the second-best tourism destination in the world by TripAdvisor. The Island of the Gods is best known for its tropical beaches, lush rice paddies, and deeply reverential culture, but as many ex-pats and frequent visitors to the island have observed, Bali has undergone a massive transformation in the …

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Bali’s Celukan Bawang Port Welcomes Luxurious Cruise Ship On Whistle-Stop Visit

Cruise tourism will be a big focus for Bali’s tourism sector in 2023. Tourism stakeholders from across Indonesia are investing millions in upgrading the island’s facilities to ensure that larger cruise vessels can come into dock. On the 14th February, Bali’s Celukan Bawang Port in Buleleng Regency welcomed the luxurious Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Ship’s …

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Indonesian President Conducts Formal 2-Day Visit To Bali

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, visited Bali this week. He has conducted a series of formal visits to communities and important projects on the island. President Widodo, affectionally called Jokowi, has inaugurated the Danu Kerthi Dam in Buleleng. During his opening speech, he declared that the dam would help control water supplies and manage …

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Bali Teenager Killed In Moped Crash With Dutch Tourist

Police have reported that a young Balinese man has been killed in a traffic collision with a tourist in northern Bali. The collision happened on Wednesday 4th January, at around 6 pm. The police have confirmed that the teenager, a 16-year-old with the initials GRDP, died on the scene. The Dutch tourist has been taken …

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Leaders Suggest Buleleng Could Emerge As New Capital Of Bali

As Bali communities continue to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders across the island are beginning to look ahead. With the future in mind, many leaders, emerging leaders, businesses, and communities are exploring ways to futureproof the Island of the Gods. As leaders share their visions, some are considering areas of the …

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Bali Invites Adrenaline Junkies To Jump From Stunning Waterfall

A tourism village in Bali is calling on all adrenaline junkies and adventurous spirits to visit the stunning Kroya Waterfall. Leaders in Sambangan Village, Sukasada District in Buleleng Regency, invite tourists to try the 12m dive off the rocks around the waterfall. Whether up for the challenge or not, a trip to Kroya Waterfall is …

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Hotel Bookings In North Bali Increasing But Slow To Improve In The East

This year has been branded as a year of recovery for the tourism sector in Bali. In the island’s most popular holiday destinations, hotel bookings have returned to almost pre-pandemic levels consistently since July. That said, in areas outside of the leading tourist hotspots, the recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is varied. In …

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German Man Arrested In Bali For Car Theft And Reckless Driving

A German man has been arrested in Bali after reports that he took control of his driver’s vehicle and began driving recklessly through the streets. In a series of viral videos, the middle-aged man can be seen swerving through busy streets. In one heart-stopping moment looks as though he is about to run over a …

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Devastating Coal Spill Off Bali Coast Finally Under Control

A coal transport barge that ran aground on the waters off the Northern Bali coast has finally been evacuated. The barge loaded with over 9 tonnes of coal got stranded on Sunday, 28th August. Coal has been spilling off the barge since last weekend. It is not yet known the extent of the damage the …

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Bali Fishermen Demand Action From Government Over Devastating Coal Spill

Ten fishermen from Celukan Bawang village in Buleleng Regency launched a protest outside Governor Wayan Koster’s office on Monday 29th August. The fishermen visited the Governor’s offices on behalf of their community and urged officials to take direct action over a coal spill in the coastal waters of Buleleng.  The team of fishermen submitted a …

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Bali Authorities Concerned Farmers Secretly Selling Cattle Due To Foot And Mouth Disease

Prevention of the spread of foot and mouth disease is not only the government’s responsibility, is what Bali authorities are telling local farmers. There are fears that cases may continue to rise and that local farmers may be inclined to move their livestock to sell them at the market, despite a ban on the movement …

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Disgraced Military Officers Arrested In Bali For Robbery Of IDR 90 Million

Bali Police have arrested two ex-military officers in connection with a violent robbery. On Wednesday 20th July the Head of Public Relations of the Buleleng Police AKP Gede Sumarjaya, led a press conference at the local police headquarters. He described to the media how four men have been arrested and charged after stealing over IDR …

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