Category Archives: News from Bali

Bali is praying for Japan

A prayer for our Japanese friends who suffered from the earthquake and tsunami will be held at Pura Uluwatu, at 16.00 pm on Saturday (today) , 2nd April 2011. The prayer is organised by the Bali Tourism Board. Bali Tourism

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Tourism Hospital in Bali

Officials from the Health Department in Badung have announced ambitious plans to build a 500-bed “tourism hospital” with international accreditation in southern Bali, with funding of Rp.40 billion (US$4.5 million) earmarked for the project. According to initial plans the hospital

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No TV on Nyepi Day!

For a complete celebration on Nyepi Day, TV broadcast will be suspended in Bali, as shown in the release below: “We Would like to inform you that based on Bali’s Government Instruction on Nyepi Day (5th March 2011), we are

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Nyepi Day (March 5th)

Bali has started the preparations for Nyepi Day. Nyepi Day is one of the most special days in Bali. Nyepi Day, meaning “The day of silence”, is a day of total silence, meditation and fasting, for some. Nyepi Day opens a new year

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Bali has a local version of Valentine's Day

Tumpek Klurut. This is the name of the Balinese version of Valentine’s Day. Celebrated once every six months, Tempek Klurut originates from the words Tumpek, which means bringing one’s self closer to God, and Klurut (affection). So the meaning of this Balinese

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More flights from Scandinavia to Bali

Since December last year, Singapore Airlines customers travelling to Scandinavia have been enjoying more travel options. Under a codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Singapore Airlines customers can now travel on SAS-operated flights to three new destinations

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Good news from the future

The tourism industry in Bali could continue to see good conditions this year, as stakeholders predict a greater number of foreign tourist arrivals and higher investments in the industry compared to 2010. The Bali Tourism Agency said 2.27 million foreign

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Record of tourists in Bali

Bali looks set to end 2010 with a record of 2,45 million foreign tourists for the year, 150.000 more than tourism officials and statisticians forecast and a 14% lift on last year. The year-end figure is predicted on the basis

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Galungan, the Balinese holiday

Galungan, the Balinese holiday that occurs every 210 days and lasts for 10 days, started yesterday in Bali. All the Mandira personnel was dressed in traditional Balinese clothes. Galungan means “When the Dharma is winning.” During this holiday the Balinese

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Iron Maiden in Bali

The legendary british band Iron Maiden announced a live performance in Bali on February 20th 2011 at Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park. Iron Maiden will be for the first time in Indonesia, performing two concerts – Jakarta and Bali. The

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