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Bali Worries ‘Unstoppable Flow’ Of Tourism Negatively Impacts Environment

Communities and traditional leaders in Bali are raising concerns about the impact of mass tourism development on the environment. In areas like Canggu and the villages surrounding Ubud, building development for rental homes, guesthouses, and hotels for tourists and longer-term international residents have often been built on productive farmland. Anthropologists, conservationists, and traditional Balinese leaders …

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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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Bali Promotes Islands As World-Class Wedding Destination

Indonesia’s Ministry for Tourism has announced that Bali will host the 8th Annual Destination Wedding Planner Exhibition later this month. The event will be hosted at the Bali International Convention Center from 27th-29th September.  The event will feature stands and stalls from wedding organizers from all over the world. It is hoped that the exhibition …

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Bali Warned To Respect Domestic Visitors

Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has warned tourism operators to respect domestic tourists. His statements come just days after an incident of reported discrimination where a local moped rental provider did not allow a domestic tourist to hire a scooter. The incident went viral on Twitter, though those involved denied that …

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Bali Beach Clubs Vow To Co-operate With Authorities Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Bali’s leading beach club venues have vowed to cooperate with local authorities following noise complaints and a public petition. Earlier this week, an online petition and open letter to industry and government leaders in Bali went viral. The complaints included late-night noise, drunken and disorderly behavior, and disrespect to local spiritual landmarks. The petition quickly …

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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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Bali Taxi Drivers Push Back Against Online Ride Hailing Providers

Taxi drivers in Bali have announced that they are pushing back against ride-hailing apps in the area. Local taxi drivers are fed up with ride-hailing apps undercutting their services and taking business from their communities.  The issues between local taxi drivers, tour guides, and online ride-hailing services have been ongoing for years. The conversation has …

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Up To 4 Hour Wait Times For Photos At Bali’s Famous Gateway To Heaven

Mass tourism has undoubtedly returned to Bali’s leading destinations, and so have the queues. This week tourists have been queuing for upwards of 4-hours to take their photos at the iconic ‘Gateway to Heaven’ temple in Karangasem. Sad Kahyangan Lempuyang Temple quickly became one of the island’s most Instagrammable destinations during the early days of …

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Travelers Warned Of Methanol Poisoning In Bali And Surrounding Islands

Travelers to Bali and the surrounding holiday islands are being warned about the dangers of methanol poisoning. Late last week, a traveler from Germany was out partying on Gili Trawangan when he became incredibly ill. Fortunately, due to the help of good samaritans and social media, the 31-year-old will make a recovery. It is yet …

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Visitor Numbers To Bali’s Tanah Lot Temple Soar

Bali’s world-famous Tanah Lot Temple is welcoming back tourists en mass. The Bali temple’s tourism operations leaders have told reporters that visitor numbers have nearly doubled since last year. The news is a comforting sign for the surrounding community that the recovery from the pandemic continues in the right direction.  The Head of the Tanah …

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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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