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It has been a long time coming, but construction has finally started on the new sidewalk at Kuta Beach in Bali. The area is one of the island’s most popular and consistently busy areas, yet, the Kuta Beach sidewalk has also become synonymous with traffic doing moped and hoards of tourists. The sidewalk will now be …

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As the G20 Summit has been and gone, it is now time for organizers, politicians, and people in Bali to reflect on the impact the conference has had on the island. The G20 Summit has been noted as an overall success. Figures are now being released to demonstrate how much economic benefit the event has …

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Bali’s Benoa Harbour is undergoing a massive redevelopment to enable the island to welcome bigger cruise ships into the dock. Bali has welcomed two international luxury cruises into Benoa Harbour this week, and the area looks busier than it has done in over two years.  Both vessels docked in Benoa Harbour early on Thursday, 3rd …

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The Indonesian Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economies has formally partnered with Airbnb. The new partnership with Wonderful Indonesia and Airbnb is called ‘Live And Work Anywhere Bali’. The aim is to promote the Island of the Gods to digital nomads and remote workers by improving awareness of the B211a socio-cultural visa.  The B211a socio-cultural …

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Bali is set to smash tourism targets by the end of the year. With the latest figures announced by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali Province, it is clear that Bali will not only hit but surpass tourism targets set earlier in the year.  The Head of BPS Bali Province, Hanif Yahya, told reporters …

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It has been just a week since Indonesia announced the impending launch of the second home visa. The visa entitles those with over $130,000 in the bank to apply for a 5 or 10-year temporary residency. Yet there are already concerns being raised by local people in Bali and by government ministers that the new …

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Local community groups in Bali are making their voices heard over concerns that the new Mengwi-Gilimanuk Toll Road will devastate rural livelihoods. Groups like the People’s Struggle Democratic Front are speaking up as construction of the new toll road is now well underway. Despite raising their concerns during consultation, the building of the new transportation …

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Canggu, Bali is trailing a series of new traffic management systems. The new systems are receiving mixed reviews from locals in the area. While some have welcomed any effort to tackle the traffic congestion issue in Canggu, others are skeptical that the systems that are being trailed will make enough of a difference.  Officials in …

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Influencers partnering with the Indonesian G20 Presidency campaign have arrived in Bali. The group of influencers has been bought on board to promote the summit’s agenda and the island as a destination for business, entrepreneurship, and tourism.  The initiative is being headed up by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Speaking to the …

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Environmental leaders in Bali have shared the results of their assessment of changing land use on the island and the impact it has on the provinces’ resilience to changing weather. The Indonesian Forum for the Environment of Bali Province (WALHI) revealed their research concludes that the increase in natural disasters is directly related to the …

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Academics in Indonesia have voiced their concern for the tourism industry in Bali ahead of the predicted global recession. Though they are saying the economic fallout is likely less severe than that of Covid-19, professors have wanted the travel sector to not be ‘too picky’ about the visitors that come through the door. Speaking to …

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Kuta Traditional Village has been vocal about its intention to implement an entry fee for visitors to the world-famous Kuta Beach. Despite plans being full speed ahead, Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno has urged the committee to rethink their approach.  Speaking at the Bali Export Shop MSME Campus earlier in the week, Minister Uno said, …

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