strict health protocols to be implemented by bali officials ahead of long weekend

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Oct 25, 2020
Officials in Bali have confirmed that they are implementing and tightening strict protocols across the island's popular tourist destinations as a spike in domestic tourists are expected for next week’s long weekend.“We are anticipating this long weekend to avoid any new clusters, therefore we must tightly implement health protocols,” Bali’s Tourism Agency chief Putu Astawa said today.29th October is Indonesia' national holiday commemorating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, and the governme...

after plastic, time to raise the bar on climate action - bali sisters

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Oct 21, 2020
Melati and Isabel Wisjen, who are sisters have been raising global awareness through youth led movement to eliminate the scourge by channeling through ted talks and international conferences.It was not "rocket science," said Melati, 19, of the plastic waste problem that prompted the sisters to set up their "Bye Bye Plastic Bags" initiative seven years ago.The campaign has grown globally with Bali leading the way by banning single-use plastic in Indonesia. However the sisters aren't done yet, the...

australia restricting overseas travel a major concern for bali tourism

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Oct 19, 2020
As the likelihood of Australia's border remaining closed for international travel until late next year increase, it also increase the concern among the tourism players in Bali as they have been counting on the return of foreign specially Australian travelers to revive their economy.An Aussie Official confirmed last week that Aussies shouldn't expect to travel abroad until late 2021 due to the restrictions of covid-19.  Josh Frydenberg, the country's treasurer stated that while the dome...

patung bayi - the statue of crying baby in bali

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Oct 17, 2020
A giant baby statue with crossed legs is hard to miss if you travel on he main road of Sakah in Sukawati as its wide head towering on your. Its a catus pata location aka center of an area which is deemed sacred, this is a symbolic monument built 30 years ago. However when it was built not a single soul was willing to share the backstory.There's no doubt that the stories and the tales related to the statue are often chilling and scary. Some have heard a wails on a full moon night from the st...

relying on the seas - mapping bali

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Oct 17, 2020
You will be surprised to know that Balinese in general are not much fan of the ocean but they do know when to utilize it. Just like when the heavy rains falls in the region, people turn to their lands to grow crops like peanuts, vegetables and fruits but when they dry up they return to the sea. Its like the main strategy to survive in this environment to turn away from the hills and look to the sea.Balinese have a natural reaction of fear to the ocean because of that they might never be able to...

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