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Into the Hills of Pupuan, Untouched Bali

Explore Bali | Dec 05, 2018

This beautifully landscaped area is just where to go if you long for tranquility and relaxation, and if you would like to experience Bali in its own special and traditional nature. Despite its natural breathtaking beauty, Pupuan still hasn’t made it to many travellers’ bucket list of places to visit in Bali – I’m guessing […]

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Holy Night in a Land of Spirits

Explore Bali | Dec 05, 2018

Christmas may come as a ‘quiet’ day here in Bali as a predominantly Hindu island. Yet, tucked away in the Jembrana regency side of the almost 20,000-hectare West Bali National Park, one could find a little Christmas surprise package. Yes, the western Bali villages of Palasari and Blimbingsari, areas known as the dwelling place of […]

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Is Bali still the  “Morning of The World”? 

Explore Bali | Dec 04, 2018

This was the question I was asked to address at the 2018 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival which took place in October. The UWRF is an amazing event which brought together 180 writers, some very famous, others just “emerging”, and thousands of readers from all over the world. In the esteemed company of Balinese intellectual […]

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Trincomalee: Travels to Sri Lanka with Will Meyrick

Explore Bali | Nov 26, 2018

The challenge to find a holiday destination in July to August is actually more difficult than you’d think, especially when you live on paradise island like Bali, and everything is at your doorstep. We have the school holidays to consider and I do like to get away with the kids, taking them somewhere different each […]

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Aye-Aye Captain : Learning to Sail in Bali

Explore Bali | Nov 21, 2018

In Bali’s once sleepy district of Sanur, sits a sailing and water sport company with its sights set on offering a different kind of ocean experience than what Bali is typically known for. Both therapeutic and adrenaline-pumping activities are up for grabs here – set sail, captain! Sanur is Bali’s mature beachside town. Adored for […]

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Denpasar When the Sun Goes Down

Explore Bali | Nov 05, 2018

When it comes to club hopping and partying the night away, Denpasar may not be the first destination that springs to mind. With that being said, the island’s capital still has places for the night crawlers to head out to as the moon rises.  No skyscrapers or anything metropolitan decorating the city, but Denpasar still […]

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How the IMF-World Bank Conference Was Good for Bali

Explore Bali | Nov 04, 2018

The Annual Meeting of the IMF-WB was really good for Bali and Indonesia. Despite the inevitable disruptions to the island’s traffic and airport access, the meetings meant that Rp3 trillion was invested in improving the infrastructure in Bali, especially the new airport-Nusa Dua underpass. It is claimed they also increased job opportunities by 1.26% across […]

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Bali’s Nightly Cultural Performances

Explore Bali | Nov 02, 2018

An evening of cultural appreciation should leave a memorable experience on your Bali travel diary. And doing so is like a picnic, for there are countless nightly traditional Balinese dance performances held on many corners of the island for you to come and watch.  So much more than just a form of art, traditional dances […]

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Tenganan Pegringsingan : The Village of the Ancient Balinese

Explore Bali | Nov 01, 2018

Just off the popular Candidasa in East Bali, Tenganan Pengringsingan is an ancient village that, in the midst of the modernity Bali currently sees, still embraces the rural life as it was centuries ago.    Tourism has indeed seen daylight in Tenganan Pengrisingan. With that being said, the village still retains much of its centuries-old […]

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Bali Safari’s 4×4 Jeep Experience Gets You Up Close and Personal with the Animals

What To Do | Oct 19, 2018

The Bali Safari and Marine Park, found in the Gianyar Regency en-route to east Bali, is an absolute family favourite. Guests come and spend the day touring the park, seeing many shows and of course many animals. However one of their newest experiences, the 4×4 Jeep Safari, is proving to be very popular.  On a […]

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