Bali’s Recording Studios Get Wired for Sound

There is little doubt that Bali fosters creativity, both among its residents and visitors. Whether you are professional musician looking to cut some tracks or just someone who performs in the privacy of your own shower, Bali’s recording studios can make composing tunes a breeze. Decked out with the latest equipment, here are five music […]

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Quo Vadis, Voyager 2?

  Are you wondering what happened to the Voyager interstellar space probes and their encoded message to the aliens? We never seem to get any interesting updates so it took a bit of googling to get an idea of their present location and state of existence. As of today there are 2 Voyager probes wandering […]

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A Movement of Recovery

There are quite a few addiction recovery programs in Bali and some of these were highlighted in an article I wrote in the BA edition of 6 July 2016. Undoubtedly more recovery centres have seen the light of day since then as these programs are sorely needed given the high rate of addiction in our […]

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Canggu’s New Healthy Eats

It is no secret that Bali is a paradise for the health conscious. From yoga retreats and fitness centers to establishments serving up nutritious gastronomic gems, each year the island sees an array of fresh hot spots for health enthusiasts, and 2018 has been no exception. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or on a gluten-free […]

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Can Bali Survive on Tourism Alone?

The recent slew of natural disasters befalling Bali in the form of volcano eruptions and earthquakes brought us face to face with a situation we experienced at the time of the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005 when tourism dried up faster than a shallow puddle in full tropical sun and the island shut down. […]

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Bali’s Drone Culture Captures the Island from New Angles

From beaches, jungles and rice terraces to cliffs and volcanoes, Bali is overflowing with jaw-dropping photo opportunities. And with the popularization of drones, photographers and video-makers are gaining a new, loftier perspective on the island’s charms. Professional photographer David Ed Ziegler has devoted the past seven years to documenting Bali’s landscapes, seascapes and culture from […]

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The Fun Factoid Festival

It’s always fun to dig up zany facts from the internet and share them with friends or incorporate them in your trivia quizzes. Here is what’s perking up some interest these days.   Fascinating genetic mutations in humans – Genetic evolution in humans seems to follow a slow but visible progress. We seem to get […]

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MPH Tackles Bali’s Mounting Waste Problem at the Village Level

According to the World Bank’s global review of solid waste management, 62 percent of Indonesia’s household waste is organic, and convertible into compost, and the rest consists of paper, plastic, glass and metal, most of which can be repurposed. Despite this, unprocessed waste continues to flood Bali’s poorly-managed landfill sites, waterways and oceans, or is […]

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Raw Vegan Chocolate is Awesome

Chocolate is older than the dickens and enjoys a historical pedigree like coffee and tea. Its up march in history is well documented. 2000 years ago wild cacao trees grew abundantly in the Amazon basin. Cacao beans were fermented into alcoholic beverages as far as 1400 BCE and the cultivation spread widely from there. Due […]

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