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Ubud Hotel Showcases Simple Eco-Upgrades That Are Inspiring Bali Businesses

Tourism in Bali is steadily shifting towards more environmentally sustainable practices. While some hotels are taking small progressive steps like stopping using plastic straws or changing bed linens fewer times during each guest’s stay, some hotels are taking even bigger steps. Mana Ubud is one of Bali’s most highly regarded eco-tourism businesses. Mana Ubud is …

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Drive-By Robbery Of Tourists Reported In Ubud, Bali

Two friends on holiday in Ubud, Bali, have reported a drive-by robbery on the 23rd of November. After reporting the incident to the local police, the friends shared their story on the Facebook group, Ubud Community, to warn others that the crime is resurfacing in the area once again. Drive-by robberies have often been associated …

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American Tourist Dies After Falling From Bali Infinity Pool

An American tourist has died while on vacation in Bali after falling from the edge of an infinity pool. The woman, known by her initials CML, was 35 years old and believed to be on holiday with her friend, also known by her initials KLH. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening and was confirmed by …

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Australian Family Issues Warning To Fellow Bali Travelers After Petrifying Rafting Ordeal

An Australian family was left traumatized after a rafting experience went wrong in Bali. In an incident that happened just the day before an American tourist went missing during a similar rafting disaster on the same patch of river, the family has come forward to issue a warning and advice to their fellow holidaymakers.  Aimee …

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Bali Weather Worsens Again Leading To Landslides At Key Tourism Destinations

The rainy season has well and truly arrived in Bali, but the impact of increased rainfall has had a more devastating effect in just a few days than in the last few years combined. Heavy rainfall across Bali has caused major flash flooding events, landslides, bridges to collapse, trees to fall, and communities to be …

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Search And Rescue Teams Call Off Search For Missing American Tourist In Bali

Search & Rescue teams in Ubud, Bali have called off their search for the missing American tourist as seven days have passed without a trace of evidence that he may be found in the area. The missing man, 64-year-old RCN, disappeared on Monday, 3rd October, during a rafting accident on the Ayung River. The Head …

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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 To Host FIFA U20s World Cup Matches In 2023

Denpasar has been named one of the six cities in Indonesia that will be hosting world cup soccer matches in 2023. The FIFA U20s World Cup will be hosted by Indonesia next year. The organizing committee has confirmed that some qualifying matches will be held in Bali.  Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali told …

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Death Of Russian Tourist In Ubud Guesthouse Confirmed

Police in Bali have confirmed the death of a Russian tourist in Ubud. The police told the media late on Friday night, 23rd September, that they had been called to a guesthouse close to the Pendet Museum in Mas Village, Ubud. Speaking to reporters, Ubud Police Chief Kompol Gusti Ngurah Yudistira confirmed the death of …

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Rental Accommodation Prices In Bali’s Cultural Capital Ubud Are Increasing

Bali continues to find its feet in a post-pandemic world. As the island battles with rising fuel costs and inflation, local business owners are working to establish themselves financially in the wake of financial losses experienced over the last two years. This is leading to increases in the cost of rental accommodation in areas often …

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Russian Man Detained In Bali For Public Indecency And Drunken Disturbance

A Russian tourist has been arrested in Ubud for disorderly behavior. The man, reported in local media as Alexsei T, was arrested outside the Ari Canti Hospital on Jalan Raya Mas on Saturday, 27th August. Police were alerted to a foreigner behaving in an ‘uneasy’ way and causing distress to the public.  The Head of …

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Ubud’s Famous Traffic Jams Return As Bali Discusses Need For Improved Infrastructure

Ubud may have been named the best city in Asia for 2022, but Bali’s cultural capital is not immune to the traffic congestion that is often associated with Canggu and Kuta. Tourism was notably slower to recover in Ubud than in Bali’s coastal destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur, but as international visitors are …

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