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Bali Vendors Concerned Over Ubud Market Revamp As Construction Contract Terminated

Residents in Ubud are sharing their concerns over renovations to the traditional Ubud Market. Market stalls and vendors have dispersed while the traditional market site undergoes renovations, however, many vendors have relocated to the center of the town. Vendors are now spilling out into the roads and alleyways adding to the already congested traffic.  This …

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First Speakers Announced For Bali’s Ubud Writers And Readers Festival

Bali’s world-famous Ubud Writers and Readers Festival returns from 27-30th October 2022 for the first in-person event in two years. The festival organizers released a statement this week to confirm the first speakers who will be headlining the three-day event. The festival sees artists, activists, performers, and writers all head to Bali’s cultural capital to …

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Travel Blogger Shocked To Find Romantic Bali Getaway Is Abandoned Building

A New Zealand traveler and budding travel blogger found herself shocked by the state of her AirBnB booking in Bali this week. Bree Robertson from Nelson shared her surprise with her followers on TikTok and her video report quickly went viral. She had booked an Airbnb as a romantic getaway for her and her partner …

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Bali Celebrates As Ubud Named As Best City In Asia

World-renowned Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced its winners for the annual World’s Best Awards. Bali has reason to celebrate as the island’s cultural capital Ubud has been named the Best City in Asia in 2022. Whatsmore, four of the top five east hotel resorts in Indonesia are in Bali too.  What makes the awards …

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Bali Police Arrest Phone Thieves Who Specialise In Targeting Tourists

Gianyar Police in Bali has arrested two young men in connection with a series of tourist phone robberies. The duo, named as I Wayan Mandi, 18, and I Nengah Buyung, 22, are both from Tianyar Tengah Village in Karangasem. The pair were paraded in front of the local press at the Ubud Police Headquarters on …

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Two Men Arrested For Repeated Robbery Of Bali Villa Closed By Pandemic

Ubud Police have successfully arrested and charged two men with the robbery of a villa resort in Peliatan Village. The Head of the Ubud Police, Kompol I Made Tama, told reporters on Friday 8th July that the pair were behind a calculated and repeated robbery of Avilla Ubud during lockdown. The men have been named …

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Bali’s Breathtaking Ubud Named As Must-Visit Destination For Solo Travelers In 2022

Every year Forbes Magazine releases a new set of lists of top travel destinations for all kinds of travelers. This year is no exception and Bali is once again featured on the list. Ubud has been placed as the 6th best place for solo travelers in 2022. The ranking system isn’t simply based on favoritism, …

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Bali Announces Line Up For Ubud Food Festival 2022

The 6th Ubud Food Festival will be held across venues around the Ubud area from 24th-26th June. The organizers of the Ubud Food Festival have announced the lineup for the 3-day event. The festival is returning to Bali after a 2-year break due to the pandemic. With two years to plan and prepare, organizers are …

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Luxury Wellness Center To Open In Ubud Celebrating Bali Heritage And Hospitality

Yoga guru and international wellness entrepreneur Russel Simmons will be opening the doors of his new wellness center in Mas, Ubud in August. This week Gdas Bali held a press tour of the new multi-million dollar facility to show off the luxury health and wellness resort. Russel Simmons is from the USA and is a …

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Hotels In Ubud Bali Reach 40 Percent Occupancy

The Bali Hotel and Restaurant Association has confirmed that Ubud hotels have reached a 40 percent occupancy rate. The Head of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association for Gianyar, Adit Pande, confirmed that the occupancy of hotels in Ubud has recorded growth since the Indonesian government loosened up travel policies for international travelers in Bali. …

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Former Tourist Drivers Arrested For Breaking Into A Villa In Bali

Two former tourist drivers have been arrested for breaking into a villa and stealing valuable items from a football coach named Paul Christopher Munster (aged 39) in Ubud. The Head of the Ubud Police Department, Kompol I Made Tama, identified the suspects as Gede Wahyu Arianta (aged 23) and Feri Mananue (aged 45). Both were …

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Ubud Tourist Attractions To Undergo Restoration In 2023

Officials from the Gianyar regional government plan to restore Ubud tourism attractions and facilities by 2023. The Head of the Gianyar Regional Development Planning Agency, Gede Widarma Suharta, confirmed that the Gianyar regional government would receive a large budget from the central government to restore Ubud tourist spots. “The central government plans to grant us …

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