Local News

Bali tourism industry will receive US$78.5 million in economic stimulus The Indonesian government has announced that the Bali tourism industry will receive US $78.5 million (IDR 1,1 trillion) in stimulus funding to help survive the pandemic and prepare health protocols for the eventual return of tourism. Bali will receive the largest part of the national […]

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What a Biden Victory Could Mean for Bali

At the time of writing the US presidential election is all over bar the shouting, or should I say sulking. President Trump is refusing to accept a fair and clear defeat and is instead claiming massive voter fraud without a shred of evidence to back the claim. The president and his team appear to have […]

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Home for the Holidays

Joey Alexander, Bali’s young jazz piano virtuoso who can claim Herbie Hancock as a fan, nominated for a Grammy at age 13, will be giving a performance backed by bass and percussion on 5 December at Canggu’s Hotel Tugu. Rp500,000 nett is the price per person. Tapas are included, beverages are not. Cash bar opens […]

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Building Permits

A building permit has to be obtained before construction of any building in Indonesia begins. The building permit is also known as an IMB or Ijin Mendirikan Bangunan, it specifies the approved initial design of the building but it also continues through the buildings life stating what the building can be used for. Here we […]

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Bali Eats

Prego is the Italian restaurant at The Westin, Nusa Dua. Very popular is their ‘children friendly’ Sunday Brunch with its extensive offerings of Italian and International dishes. Start off with canapes and cold meats, move on to the oysters, prawns and seafood, then to the fresh Italian pastas, or perhaps a taste of traditional Sunday […]

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Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset – People of Action

Who are the people who are members of Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS]? We are people of action, people who want to be impactful in our communities, people who want to create sustainable, positive change around the world, in our community and in ourselves. Over the next few months, we would like to introduce […]

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Local News

Hygiene facilities in Bali’s tourist sites to receive facelift amid pandemic The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is set to revitalize hygiene facilities at several tourist sites in Bali in November. Wawan Gunawan, the ministry’s regional II destination development director, said that the revitalization program would take in place in one city and eight regencies, […]

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Bali Eats

Golden Monkey, Jln. Dewa Sita, Ubud, now offers an ’all you can eat’ Dim Sum brunch all weekend [11.30 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.] for. 195,000++ [adults] and Rp.97,500++ [children under 12]. They offer a full range of dim sum, steamed and deep-fried, mostly classic Cantonese but sometimes modernized versions. They include Duck Spring Rolls.[pictured], Har […]

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Fertilizing the Garden

‘Dear Dr. Kris, I would like to ask you about fertilizer available in Bali. A few days ago, we moved a few 5m-high palm trees from the area near our pond to the other part of our garden as their roots had caused the pond to leak. I wonder if they need fertiliser to settle […]

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Local News

Bali tourism industry concerned with Australia’s plan to restrict overseas travel until late 2021 The increasing likelihood that Australia’s borders will remain closed for international travel until late next year appears to have added another layer of concerns among tourism players in Bali, many of whom had been counting on the return of foreign travelers […]

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