Tumpek Wayang 22/09/2018

This weekend starting 22/09/2018 marks the final and most sacred day of Tumpek, which takes place over six significant dates during every Pawukon year. Tumpek Wayang is a special day filled with blessings dedicated towards the traditional performing art form of shadow puppetry. Various offerings are made to the equipment and range of character puppets involved in the traditional theatrical art. Tumpek Wayang is one … Continue reading Tumpek Wayang 22/09/2018

Tourists from China are still the Highest Ranking Visitors to Bali

In aircraft movement statistics for the period of January-August 2018, there were 107,338 aircraft in and out of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, both through Domestic Terminals and International Terminals. This amount represents an increase from the same recording period in 2017, where there were 96,723 aircraft served or an increase of 11 percent. As for passenger movements, there were 15,640,887 passengers served in the … Continue reading Tourists from China are still the Highest Ranking Visitors to Bali

Bali to bring in new rules for visiting temples after decline in ‘quality of tourists’ | World news | The Guardian

Visitors posing in bikinis and clambering over sacred Hindu structures prompt authorities to crack down Authorities in Bali have vowed to stop westerners in bikinis posing in front of sacred temples as they lament a decline in the “quality of tourists” visiting the island. Bali deputy governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Sukawati, known as Cok Ace, said the authorities had been concerned by a recent rise … Continue reading Bali to bring in new rules for visiting temples after decline in ‘quality of tourists’ | World news | The Guardian

Ray of Sunshine as Tourists start to return to Lombok’s Gili Islands after Earthquake

Tourists are slowly starting to come back to the Gilis Islands, a group of three white sand islands located around the North of Lombok, extremely popular with holiday goes from all over the world. TANJUNG –  After the Lombok earthquake emergency response period ended, foreign tourists began arriving in Gili Trawangan. They crossed from Bali’s Benoa Harbor directly to Gili Trawangan. “Tourists have started arriving … Continue reading Ray of Sunshine as Tourists start to return to Lombok’s Gili Islands after Earthquake

Asean in good position to seize opportunities Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring: PM Lee, Politics News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

HANOI – Asean is in a good position to seize the opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring, and is already taking steps to do so, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Sept 12). He was speaking at the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Asean. During the session, other regional leaders, including Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Vietnamese Prime … Continue reading Asean in good position to seize opportunities Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring: PM Lee, Politics News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Franz Ferdinand to play live in Bali | Seminyak Times

Franz Ferdinand have announced they will be playing live at Potato Head Beach Club on December 2 after a show in Jakarta on November 30. The show will be the first time the award winning UK band has played on the island. Franz Ferdinand has just released a new album, ‘Always Ascending’ which they are now touring around the world receiving all-round rave reviews wherever … Continue reading Franz Ferdinand to play live in Bali | Seminyak Times

Bali spas shut down after crackdown

ONE of the best things about holidaying in Bali is pampering yourself with a massage or beauty treatment at a spa. However, many spa facilities in the country’s tourist hubs are operating illegally. A huge police crackdown on rogue spas in the popular tourist spot of Kuta has seen 28 out of 30 spas operating in the city shut down, Asian news publication Coconuts has … Continue reading Bali spas shut down after crackdown

Why Canggu is Bali’s newest hotspot | The New Daily

Right now, the hottest new places in Bali are popping up between the rice fields in Canggu (pronounced Changoo) – a string of fishing villages and beaches on the island’s lower west coast. The following spots provide 10 of the best reasons to go to the ” ‘Gu”. via Why Canggu is Bali’s newest hotspot | The New Daily Continue reading Why Canggu is Bali’s newest hotspot | The New Daily

Everywhere You Should Go in Canggu, Bali’s Bohemian Hideaway – Vogue

Bali always delivers—be it sunshine, spirituality, or surf. Even the air of the place, also known as the “Island of the Gods,” seems to be filled with a palpable magic among the jungles, active volcanoes, jagged cliffs, and coral reefs. This is a place that lured travelers and spiritual seekers to its shores long before the island was popularized by the film adaptation of Elizabeth … Continue reading Everywhere You Should Go in Canggu, Bali’s Bohemian Hideaway – Vogue

Police arrest another Bulgarian skimmer in Bali | Seminyak TImes

Bali Police have caught another Bulgarian man skimming ATM machines, this time in Gianyar. They arrested Tsvetanov Radoslav Ivanov, 45, at Pengosekan Gas Station ATM, Gianyar, last Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at around 2.30am. Commissioner Ruddi Setiawan from the Bali Polda Criminal Investigation Unit, said to balipost.com yesterday that the case was solved after a joint police team investigated the case. They then staked out … Continue reading Police arrest another Bulgarian skimmer in Bali | Seminyak TImes

12 of the most luxurious hotels in Bali | London Evening Standard

Bali is one of those magical places where there is something for every kind of traveller. This year, the Indonesian country has seen travellers flock there in their droves making it a must-visit destination for 2018 – and, most recently, the Beckhams have been living it up on a private island off the coast and sharing their antics on Instagram. Bali is a mix of old and new; ancient … Continue reading 12 of the most luxurious hotels in Bali | London Evening Standard

Benoa Harbour sand. It’s all part of the plan | Seminyak Times

After this week’s media on whether the Benoa Harbour sand dump and reclaimed land is legal or not, Pelindo lll has come out saying the sand dump is part of the port improvement plan. The harbor authority also announced yesterday that the first stage of the improvements, namely dredging the channel and pools to fit larger vessels, has been completed. As a result of the … Continue reading Benoa Harbour sand. It’s all part of the plan | Seminyak Times

Ministry optimistic about meeting 17 million foreign tourists target – News – The Jakarta Post

The Tourism Ministry is optimistic the target of attracting 17 million foreign tourists by 2018 and 20 million by 2019 can be achieved. Achieving 17 million foreign tourists by 2018 would mean a 21 percent rise from last year’s figure. Guntur Sakti, head of the ministry’s public communications bureau, told kompas.com in Batam, Riau Islands, that to achieve this year’s target, the ministry would need … Continue reading Ministry optimistic about meeting 17 million foreign tourists target – News – The Jakarta Post

Balinale to screen over 100 films, open with ‘Sultan Agung’ – Art & Culture – The Jakarta Post

Over 100 short, feature and documentary films from 30 countries will reportedly be screened at the 2018 Bali International Film Festival, also known as Balinale, slated to be held from Sept. 24 to 30. With a focus on the history of the Indonesian film industry, the Balinale will reportedly be opened with Hanung Bramantyo’s film Sultan Agung and closed with Shoplifters, which was helmed by Japanese director Hirozaku … Continue reading Balinale to screen over 100 films, open with ‘Sultan Agung’ – Art & Culture – The Jakarta Post

Lombok Bali Earthquake Latest Information

People are still shaken and distressed by the magnitude 6.9 quake which struck on Sunday. At this stage no tourists have been reported amongst the dead . Many people in Lombok are sleeping outdoors due to fear of another strong earthquake. The mood on the ground in Lombok is very somber. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said it expected the death toll to rise once … Continue reading Lombok Bali Earthquake Latest Information

Sanur Village Festival

This August marks the 13th year of the Sanur Village Festival. Numerous and well anticipated events are expected to be held on the sleepy sunrise coastline. Traditional food, culture, water, sporting and eco-awareness will be all well represented. Of special note will be the bazaar and fashion show as well as a fun run. If running isn’t exactly your type of thing then come and … Continue reading Sanur Village Festival

Volcano Update News

Update 9.20 AM Tuesday July 3. Small tremmor felt in North Kuta. Checked USGS for confirmation. Details below. Mount Agung spewed lava on Monday night. The volcano had its first “strombolian” eruption at 9:04 p.m., spewing a 2,000-meter high column of ash and emitting lava. The eruption was recorded in the seismogram with an amplitude of 24 mm and a duration of around seven minutes … Continue reading Volcano Update News

Mt Agung Volcano – Airport Update

Bali opened its international airport on Friday after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday island. Ngurah Rai airport began operating around 2:30pm local time (07:30 GMT), about 12 hours after it closed in response to Mount Agung belching smoke and ash “Following the issuance of NOTAM [notice to airmen] No. A2552/18 on the reopening of I Gusti … Continue reading Mt Agung Volcano – Airport Update

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