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Fast Boat Carrying Bali Tourists Sinks In Extreme Conditions At Sea

Tourists traveling from Nusa Penida to Sanur in Bali have been traumatized after one of the worst fast-boat disasters in recent history occurred on Tuesday 3rd January. Terrifying videos and photos of the incident are circulating widely online. Fortunately, no serious casualties or deaths have been reported. But now, travelers have to undergo the ordeal …

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Indonesian President Officially Opens New Airport Buildings In Bali

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has arrived in Bali ahead of the G20 Summit that will start next week. As ever, President Widodo, known locally as Jokowi, has got straight to work on the Island of the Gods. Shortly after he touched down, he officially opened the new VVIP Terminal at I Gusti Ngurah …

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Bali’s Sanur Fast Boat Pier Finally Ready For Tourists

The new and much anticipated Sanur Pier is ready for its grand reveal. The official opening of the new pier has been announced for the 9th of November. Preparations for the event have been underway all week as the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, will do the honors.  The Sanur Fast Boat Association has told …

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Concerns Grow As Bali’s Sanur Beach Development Project Falls Off Target

The development of improved infrastructure around Sanur Beach is reported to have been slower than initially planned. While the deadline has not been overrun, with less than one month to go before the project must be completed, project management teams have confessed that the project is only 65% finished. The project deadline is the 22nd …

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Bali’s Iconic Kite Festival Returns To Sanur’s Mertasari Beach

Bali’s world-famous International Kite Festival was welcomed back to Sanur from 11-14th August. The festival saw spectators and participants from all over Indonesia, and eleven different countries join in the celebrations.  Participants arrived in Bali from cities across Indonesia, most notably from Jakarta, Bandung, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Gresik, Surabaya, Cilacap, Lampung, Batam, and of course Denpasar. …

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Champion SUP Athlete Sets Record For Circumnavigating Bali On Paddleboard

Indonesia’s leading stand-up paddle board (SUP) athlete has set a new world record to be the first, and fastest, person to circumnavigate the island of Bali on a paddle board. Lukas Gallu Beko, 26, is from Sumba Island and works as a watersports instructor for SUP Bali. He is an avid surfer, and kite surfer …

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Sanur Prepares For Weekend Of Festivals Celebrating Yoga And Bali Culture

The coastal village of Sanur is preparing to host two festivals this weekend celebrating yoga, music, and Bali culture. Sanur is celebrating the return of the Sanur Village Festival and Unique Bali Festival both of which are returning after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic.  Speaking on behalf of the Unique Bali Festival at …

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Sanur Port Sees Record Number of Tourists Over Eid Al-Fitr Weekend In Bali

The beachside town of Sanur experienced a soar in visitor numbers over the Eid Al-Fitr weekend. Sanur port serves as the main transportation hub for boats to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan are popular weekend getaway destinations for both domestic and international travelers. Sanur Port runs a smooth operation and is …

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Bali Government Allots USD $1.9 Million For Sanur Beach Restoration

The Denpasar city government has prepared over USD $1.9 million (IDR 28 billion) for the restoration of Sanur Beach, to be completed before the G-20 Conference this October. The Vice Mayor of Denpasar, I Kadek Agus Arya Wibawa, confirmed that the restoration of Sanur Beach would occur in preparation for the G-20 Conference. “Over USD …

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Bali Police Launch Operation To Ensure Covid Protocols Are Being Followed In Sanur

The South Denpasar Police Department has launched an operation to ensure the implementation of prevention protocols in Sanur. The Head of the South Denpasar Police Department, Kompol I Gede Sudyatmaja, confirmed that an operation was conducted to inspect the implementation of prevention protocols in Sanur. As the number of domestic and international visitors began to …

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Expat Villa Catches Fire In Sanur Bali

A villa that belongs to a Dutch national named Frans Josef Hubertus Johanna Becks caught fire on Monday morning (10/1). The Head of the Denpasar Public Relations Police Office, Iptu Ketut Sukadi, confirmed that the villa known as D’Gladak Villa in Jalan Tanjung Number 8A, Sanur caught fire, destroying most of the structure. The incident …

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Bali Expat Clubhouse Owner Arrested After Hosting Party

    A man named Dave Michael Moore from New Zealand has been arrested after hosting a drug party in Sanur.  According to information from a witness who prefers to remain anonymous, the man who has been running Sanur Clubhouse was arrested along with his Australian partner, Dean Rearden from Moore’s house that is located in Sanur. …

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