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Bali is one of the best places in the world to dive and snorkel with manta rays. With the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area home to a healthy and thriving population of manta rays and other incredible marine life (think turtles, sunfish and stunning coral reef) it’s easy to see why diving and snorkelling with …

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Tourists in Bali are being reminded of the importance of hiking with a guide. The renewed warnings come after a 29-year-old Dutch woman died in hospital after falling on Mount Agung. Tragically, every year, there are deaths on both Mount Agung and Mount Batur as tourists underestimate the conditions of the trials.  The incident took …

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As stakeholders have spoken up about their hopes for progress on North Bali Airport in the coming months, Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economics has expressed his wishes for airports in East Java to be better utilized to support Bali tourists. Minister Sandiaga Uno told reporters that East Java’s Banyuwangi Airport could be promoted …

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Bali is committing to cleaning up Lake Batur. The ionic caldera lake, which sits beneath the world-famous Mount Batur, has long been used for fish farms. There are concerns that agricultural runoff and non-environmentally friendly fishing practices are damaging the lake’s health.  Kintamani, the collection of villages and communities that overlook Lake Batur, has been …

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The Directorate General of Immigration of the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights has reiterated the need for foreigners and tourists in Bali and around the country to obey the laws and their visa conditions. The statements come as three foreigners have been arrested in connection with a drugs lab in Canggu.  The Director …

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With land conversation rates in Bali rocketing through the roof, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has committed to working with the Indonesian Government to safeguard the island’s natural heritage for the good of people and the planet.  The conversion of agricultural land into land for tourism development has felt as if it …

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Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies has been speaking to the media about novel ways to raise funds to help boost the country’s tourism economy. Minister Sandiaga Uno wants to see the newly introduced Golden Visa used to encourage more investment from wealthy family offices.  Speaking to the press at the World Water Forum …

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Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has spoken out about the increase in the number of tourism villas operating illegally in Bali. Speaking from the World Water Conference in Bali, Minister Uno says that both construction and business permits are being flouted.  According to Minister Uno, many illegal villas are being misused …

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The Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies has issued statements to the press, specifically calling on Russian and Ukrainian tourists and long-stay visitors in Bali to respect local culture. His statements come as two Ukrainian men and one Russian man have been arrested in connection with running a drugs lab in Canggu, and a …

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Top officials in Bali are calling for the province to be granted special autonomous zone status for tourism so that leaders can manage the island differently. Leaders want to have greater political and administrative authority to manage the island in a way that is environmentally sustainable, economically prosperous, and beneficial to local people.  The start …

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The World Water Forum is being hosted in Bali until the 25th May. With world leaders and climate experts all gathered to discuss the world’s relationship with water, Indonesia has confirmed that it is doubling down on its commitment to the blue economy. A mission that will bring benefits to both local people and tourists.  …

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The World Water Forum is well underway in Bali, and water specialists, climate and environmental experts, and world leaders have all gathered to discuss “Shared Water Prosperity for All.” Indonesian leaders have confirmed that they have established a new partnership with the United Arab Emirates to create a mangrove research station on the island.  The …

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