Category Archives: News from Bali

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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Security in Bali

Hotels and tourism related companies are busy preparing for year-end festivities, while increasing security to convince local and foreign visitors that Bali was safe for the up-coming peak holiday season. For the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Bali Hotel

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"Car Free Day" on Jalan Legian

“Car Free Day” on Jalan Legian (once a week, started on Saturday November 27th from 10 p.m. til 5 a.m.)  is the first step to make Jalan Legian a world class pedestrian street. The Goverment has a plan called “Strategic Management Plan for Kuta”

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Trains in Bali?

Yes it’s true! In the next few years tourists will be able to travel easier across the island by train. Provincial government signed an agreement with the related ministries to begin developing Bali’s first ever railway in early December. The

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