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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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A Man Was Arrested After Mocking Sacred Hindu Traditions In Bali

A 23-year-old man with initials (RF) has been arrested by Bali police for blasphemous and mocking sacred Hindu traditions in Bali. The Head of Cyber Crime Unit V from Bali Police Department, AKBP I Gusti Ayu Suinaci confirmed that the suspect was arrested from his place in Pekutatan, Jembrana on Thursday (6/4). The investigation about …

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Bali Special Forces Inspected Prevention Protocols In Hindu Temples During Kuningan Celebration

The Covid-19 Special Forces has decided to focus more on inspecting and supervising the implementation of prevention protocols in several Hindu Temples during Kuningan Celebration. The Head of Operations for the Bali Police, Kombes Pol Firman Nainggolan said that his team has decided to focus more on assuring the compliance of prevention protocols in temples …

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