Bali Tourism News


The New Trans Sarbagita Bus

Most tourists tend to avoid the local bus system but in actual fact, the bemos are a cool way to get around the island. The budget-friendly bemo is Bali’s main public transportation and every town has a bemo or bus station. The capital of Bali, Denpasar is the hub of […]


Kuta Karnival to Return in October

Well, it’s on again and apparently scheduled for the dates October 14-16, 2011 and, for anyone being on holidays in Bali at this time then you are in for one fabulous treat. If the last Kuta Karnival is anything to go by then this year’s is definitely going to be […]


Two Upcoming Events in Bali

One thing I enjoy when travelling is attending festivals, carnivals or fairs. Not only are they a great way to experience the local culture and customs but there is always good food available! Besides, it’s a good way to meet people and interact with the residents. Bali, being tourism generated, […]


Strategic Airlines Flies to Bali No More

Budget airline carriers seem to be coming as going as the sun goes down and rises. In an article I recently wrote about airlines to use for getting to Bali from Australia, I mentioned that Strategic Air would be a great airline to use. For those who have already flown […]


Pacific Blue to Start Direct Flights from Adelaide

Bali is buzzing at the moment with tourist numbers at an all-time high and a lot of those tourists are Australians. This is basically due to the high Australian dollar on foreign exchange and of course the tremendous value-for-money holiday packages available from all airlines travelling to the paradise island. […]


Street Marching Competition in Bali

If you travel throughout the archipelago of Indonesia you will find that in the major cities there are often street marches. These come with the bands, finery and all the razzamatazz associated with a good parade. Locals flock to the side of the roads to see the various groups parade […]


Hari Raya Kuningan

Today in Bali is Kuningan. Occurring once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days, Kuningan is the end of the most important of the regular religious ceremonies for the 10-day Galungan period. During this period the deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. They […]


‘Friends of Komodo’ Concert

The island of Komodo located between Sumbawa and Flores, is the home of the Komodo Dragon which is the largest monitor lizard in the world and is he sole survivor of the dinosaurs in Indonesia. The island is surrounded by some of the most treacherous currents around and that combined […]


Today in Bali – Galungan

Today in Bali is the ceremony of Galungan. This occurs once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days. Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremony that is celebrated by all Balinese at the same time. During the Galungan period the deified ancestors of […]


Serious Warning for Travellers to Bali

It seems that just about every day the government of Australia is issuing warnings about travel to Bali. Each one of course should be taken seriously. For about the umpteenth time the warning about Dengue Fever is one to take heed of. According to the article in the West Australian: […]