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Bali’s Most Iconic Village Launches Evening Dining Experience

Bali’s most famous tourism village is launching a new kind of visitor experience. Following the pilot project’s success, Penglipuran Tourism Village will launch the Penglipuran Authentic Dinner. The program will formally launch in March in the village famed for being ranked the third cleanest village in the world.  The Manager of the Penglipuran Tourism Village, …

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Bali’s Famous Gates Of Heaven Temple Closed Until 8th January

Bali’s famous Gateway to Heaven Temple will be closed to the public from the evening of 4th January until 8th January. The temple is closed to both domestic and international tourists while the community participates in Galunguan festivities. The Sad Kahyangan Luhur Lempuyang Temple, known in English as the Gateway to Heaven, is located in …

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Research Reveals Water Scarcity In Bali Threatens Culture And Industry

In October 2022, environmental leaders and academics in Bali released new findings that demonstrated a connection between the rapid development of tourism infrastructure on the island and the rise in natural disasters. Further research has highlighted how water scarcity impacts some of Bali’s most important cultural landmarks. This, is turn, is affecting Balinese heritage preservation, …

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Bali Governor Urges Medical Sector To Integrate Traditional Medicine Into Services

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has called on the medical industry to integrate the use of traditional medicine into hospital services. The original leaders held a conference with Gotra Pangusada, the Balinese Traditional Healers Association, on Sunday, 25th of September. The request comes as part of a bigger move to further develop the medical facilities in …

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Bali Cockfighting Granted Cultural Attraction Status With No Gambling Allowed

Cockfighting, also known locally as Tajen, has been granted permission to become a cultural attraction in the Gianyar Regency in Bali. The development comes with a strict condition; however, events can only go ahead provided there is no gambling or ‘transactions’. Indonesia has a strict zero-tolerance stance on gambling of any kind, however, there have …

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New Jobs To Be Created In Bali Through Promotion Of Heritage Tourism

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies is exploring the scope of heritage tourism across the country. During a recent visit to Siak in Riau Province in Sumatra, Minister Uno shared his insights on the potential history and heritage tourism has to offer both communities and the economy.  One of the most prominent lures of …

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First Speakers Announced For Bali’s Ubud Writers And Readers Festival

Bali’s world-famous Ubud Writers and Readers Festival returns from 27-30th October 2022 for the first in-person event in two years. The festival organizers released a statement this week to confirm the first speakers who will be headlining the three-day event. The festival sees artists, activists, performers, and writers all head to Bali’s cultural capital to …

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Bali Temples Reclaim Tradition Ahead Of Island’s Single Use Plastics Ban

Temples in Bali are the latest organizations to begin the transition to removing single-use plastics. On Tuesday 28th June. The Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu Traditional Village in South Kuta handed out over 1,000 reusable woven pamedek baskets to worshippers. The woven bamboo baskets, known locally as pamedek, were given to Balinese Hindus attending …

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Adventure, Cultural And Nature Tourism In Bali Slow To Recover

Bali is famous for its pristine white sandy beaches, and while the majority of holidaymakers to Bali stick to the coastlines, the island has so much more to offer. From cultural villages to stunning natural landscapes to adventurous hikes, ATVs, and zip lines, Bali caters to every kind of traveler.  Although Bali has welcomed over …

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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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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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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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