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Tourism Drivers Urged To Stop Speeding In Bali Villages As Collisions Rise

Drivers running taxi services or tours in Nusa Penida, Bali, are urged to adhere to local speed limits. Many communities in Nusa Penida have come forward to express their fear that incidents will become more regular and serious as collisions start to increase due to speeding.  While there have been several incidences of note that …

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Death Of Russian Tourist In Ubud Guesthouse Confirmed

Police in Bali have confirmed the death of a Russian tourist in Ubud. The police told the media late on Friday night, 23rd September, that they had been called to a guesthouse close to the Pendet Museum in Mas Village, Ubud. Speaking to reporters, Ubud Police Chief Kompol Gusti Ngurah Yudistira confirmed the death of …

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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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Australian Tourist In Bali Hospital After Horrifying Moped Crash

An Australian tourist in Bali remains in hospital after a devastating moped crash. It is believed that Tey Evans, 35, came off his moped after serving away from three dogs that were trying to attack him.  Evans was found by a young mother who wishes to remain anonymous. She found him unresponsive and lying at …

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Rural Communities In Bali Experiencing Months Of Serious Water Scarcity

Bali is well known for its pristine beaches, traditional cultural villages, and abundant tropical landscapes. What is lesser acknowledged about the popular holiday destination is that the island is experiencing water scarcity. While the impacts of this are seldom observed by domestic or International visitors, there are currently hundreds of families in rural Bali experiencing …

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Bali Government Takes Swift Action Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Officials in Bali have announced that they have implemented a series of steps to tackle noise pollution in Canggu. The news comes just days after they were sent an open letter and petition from local communities calling for action over the noise disturbances in the area. The petition now has over 8,000 signatures and has …

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AirAsia To Launch Ride Hailing Service In Bali By November

Malaysia’s budget airline, AirAsia, is launching its new ride-hailing service in Indonesia. As a trail for the broader Indonesian market, the company will launch AirAsia Ride by the end of November in Bali. The announcement was made by the company’s Regional CEO, Lim Chief Shan, during a virtual press conference on the 13th of September.  …

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Bali Officials Proudly Welcome New Generation Of Eco Public Transport Vehicles

Officials in Bali have celebrated the 2022 National Transportation Day by welcoming a fleet of electric buses. The buses will be used by delegations of the G20 Summit that will be held on 15th and 16th November. The buses have been made in Indonesia, and the island’s officials proudly unveiled the vehicles to the media.  …

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Tourism Minister Encourages Bali Digital Nomads To Use Socio-Cultural Visa

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has confirmed that digital nomads can reside in Bali using the B211a Social-Cultural Visa for up to 6-months at a time. While there has been much speculation about the introduction of Indonesia’s digital nomad visa, Minister Uno this week confirmed that the B211a Visa is the …

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Bali Aims To Complete New Toll Road By 2025

Bali Government officials held a press event on Saturday, 10th September, celebrating the official start of the Jagat Kerthi Bali Toll Road construction. The road will connect Gilimanuk-Mengwi and is set to be built in record time. The project was planned to start in June 2022, and officials marked the beginning of construction this weekend.  …

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Thousands In Bali Sign Petition Against Late Night Noise In Canggu

Thousands of locals in Canggu and surrounding areas have signed an online petition calling the government to take action against late night noise in the tourism hotspot. The petition titled ‘Eradicate Noise Pollution in Canggu’ calls on President Joko Widodo, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies Sandiaga Uno, and Bali Governor Wayan Koster to create …

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Bali Is Back! Mass Tourism Returns To The Island Of The Gods

After two years of international lockdowns and travel restrictions, Bali is starting to feel the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. The Island of the Gods had become used to welcoming over 6 million visitors annually before the pandemic began. In 2021 Bali recorded just 51 international tourists due to strict border controls. This week …

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