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

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