Adopt a Family

Background of AAF Adopt a family is a Bali-based community initiative helping families in need, who are unable to make a living during the COVID – 19 pandemic. Life in Bali changed dramatically since the outbreak of the virus. Especially, the impact of no tourism has led to a significant rise in unemployment amongst local […]

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Bali Eats

Cosmic is an American Diner. There were three but the Lippo Plaza, Tuban outlet is still closed, for the time being, during the Covid pandemic. However both the original on Sunset Road and the classic Cosmic Train in Sanur are open for both takeaway and home delivery. They offer burgers, shakes and many other things […]

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Bali Eats

Ryoshi is the first choice when it comes to basic Japanese cuisine. Think Japanese and you almost certainly think of Sushi and Sashimi, even though there are many other dishes in this unique cuisine, The critical factor with both of these dishes is that the fish must be FRESH, and the dish prepared ‘to order’ […]

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Local News

Indonesia halts automatic stay permit extensions for foreigners, announces ‘new normal’ immigration policy   File photo of immigration officers with a foreign traveler at the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Photo: Ditjen Imigrasi The Indonesian government updated its immigration policy for foreigners effective today, bringing an end to the automatic extension of stay permits that were […]

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Local News

Bali’s recovery crucial for Indonesian tourism: minister Indonesia’s tourism industry appears to hinge on Bali’s revival amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with one minister warning that other destinations in the archipelago could be crippled should Bali fail to recover. “Bali’s recovery is crucial for national and regional tourism,” Minister of National Development (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa said […]

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Scrunchers and Folders

“I say, are you a scruncher of a folder?” “I beg your pardon?” “You know, a scruncher or a folder?” “Sorry I don’t know what you’re talking about.” “A scruncher or a folder, It’s the question of the moment.” “Whose moment?” “Well I don’t know, everyone’s moment. It’s the question everyone’s asking.” “Asking what?” “The […]

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Why Financial Plans Must Change Post Covid-19

The pandemic has already forced many individuals and businesses to make changes they had not planned as they struggle to keep afloat during the worst global health crisis for a century. The tourist industry, the lifeblood of Bali, has been decimated and the focus for many will be on survival until the tourists return. Some […]

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Year of Living Differently

In our very own year of living differently, Culture and Art continue on virtual stages. To maintain a high degree of civilization and sanity, I urge readers to keep each other informed of these happenings as you discover them. Again and again, it can be observed scientifically that people do better when surrounded with beauty. […]

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