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Ferry Carrying 236 Passengers Catches Fire In Bali Waters

Bali Search and Rescue and the Indonesian Navy have conducted a life-saving mission on the waters surrounding Bali. In the mid-afternoon of Wednesday, 16th November, the ferry carrying 236 passengers, 35 crew members, and dozens of vehicles got into grave danger. The ship, named KMP Mutiara Timur 1, was traveling from Ketapang Port, Banyuwangi, East …

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Tourists Must Detour As World Leaders Will Take Priority During G20 In Bali

As the G20 Summit approaches, more details are being shared about the change to the flow of normal Bali life during the event. It was announced in the last few months that tourists and residents can expect to see more security officers on the streets and that there will be some road closures. It has …

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Pay To Pass: Bali Village Sets Up Toll System For Private Road

A local village leadership committee has imposed an independent toll road fee through their village. Village leaders have created a tariff for drivers passing through Nagi Traditional Village in Petulu, which sits just north of the center of Ubud.  The toll has been in place since the end of September but has caught the attention …

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Bali Governor Announces Electric Vehicle Zones For Tourism Hotspots By 2023

The Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, has announced plans to make roads around popular tourist attractions and destinations electric vehicle zones. The announcement comes as the governor and his provincial government are keen to take tangible strides towards ensuring Bali transitions towards using green energy as widely as possible.  At the Indonesian Electric Motor Show …

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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 Police Target Drivers Wearing Flip Flops Over Safety Concerns

Traffic police in Bali have launched a two-week-long operation to improve awareness of road safety. The operation, launched by Tabanan Regency Police, will run from the 13th of June to the 26th of June and focuses specifically on moped drivers. Over the course of the first 9-days of the campaign, Tabanan Police ticketed 144 people …

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Fatal 11-Vehicle Collision In Bali Caused By Suspected Brake Failure

A bus, carrying 45 passengers from Java, caused an 11-vehicle pile-up on the Denpasar-Singaraja highway, in Tabanan on Saturday 18th June. The collision caused multiple serious injuries to dozens of drivers and passengers, including five international tourists. The incident also killed a 30-year-old Balinese mother of three.  The accident happened on Kuningan Day, the final …

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Bali Bans Smoking While Driving To Help Improve Road Safety

Bali is working to improve road safety across the island, as well as improve transportation infrastructure. From building a new toll road to installing electric car charging points ahead of the G20 summit, from awareness campaigns around the dangers of drunk driving to the police’s latest announcement of a ban on smoking while driving.  A …

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Bali Toll Road Trials New App Which Could Eliminate Toll Booths

The Bali Mandara Toll Road is trialing a new system for contactless, non-stop travel. At present drivers must stop at the toll gate and tap their pre-paid travel card. The trial requires drivers to download a specialist app called Cantas onto their phones. They will enter their payment details and give permission for the app …

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Airplane Veers Off Runway At Bali Airport

A Wings Air flight veered off the runway at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport and into a sewer. The aircraft, traveling from Bali’s neighboring island Lombok to Denpasar landed at Ngurah Rai Airport on Tuesday 31st June at 2.45 pm.  There were no injuries and all passengers and crew were evacuated safely. They were all shaken …

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Bali Transport Sector Shares Mixed Feelings About Bounce Back From Covid

Despite the reopening of Bali’s borders back in February and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the influx of tourist numbers hasn’t equated to an increased demand for internal transportation. Transfer companies and independent taxi drivers across Bali have yet to benefit from the bounce back from Covid-19 according to the chairman of …

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Bali Expects To Begin Electric Train Construction By 2023

Bali officials have recently stated that construction for utilizing electric trains in Bali is expected to begin by 2023. The Head of Bali Transportation Agency, I Gede Wayan Samsi Gunarta confirmed that infrastructure development to utilize the electric train as a new transportation mode in Bali is expected to begin by 2023. “After successfully operating …

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