NOW! Bali Podcast


What Will Travelling to Bali be like After Covid-19?

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 30, 2020

Being stuck at home for so long, the dreams of travelling are keeping many people sane. Something to look forward to. No doubt Bali will be high on the list for many — but what will a visit to Bali look be like, post-Covid crisis? Listen to this article on the NOW! Bali Podcast (Episode 8) Available […]

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Promoting Tourism in Bali, Is There a Right Way? | Episode 5

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 18, 2020

More tourists is always good, right? Not always. What if they don’t care about the local culture, or have no curiosity for the history? Then numbers don’t mean anything. So, how can we promote Bali to attract people who DO care? In this episode we explore what promoting Bali ‘the right way’ might look like, […]

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Tourism, Business Ethics and Covid-19 in Bali | Special Episode

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 11, 2020

In this special episode, NOW! Bali Publisher Alistair takes over for another opinion piece. He discusses how businesses who have been successfully profiting in Bali for so many years must recognise this as a time to give back to the island – or at least its people. Alistair shares his thoughts on business ethics and […]

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Legends of Bali’s Great Temples | Episode 4

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 04, 2020

Did you know, being centuries old, Bali’s great temples have a whole host of wonderful myths and legends surrounding their founding? As with all things in Bali, there is plenty of magic and mysticism involved. In this episode of The NOW! Bali Podcast we share the stories of Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Tanah Lot) and […]

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Bali After Covid-19 | Special Episode

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 27, 2020

This week on The NOW! Bali Podcast we share a special episode outside of our usual cultural series. NOW! Publisher, Alistair Speirs OBE, takes over the airwaves and shares his thoughts on how Bali (and Indonesia) should recover from the financial fallout of Covid-19. Based on his widely read article ‘After Covid: What Next?’, also […]

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Kaja, Bali’s True North | Episode 3

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 21, 2020

In Bali, north has a different meaning. North, or Kaja, is towards the mountain, Mount Agung to be exact. It is the direction towards the spiritual, where the Balinese orient themselves towards. This orientation is found throughout Balinese structures and is all about orienting oneself with the universe.  We bring this podcast to you weekly so please subscribe to […]

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Keeping the Balance in Bali | Episode 2

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 13, 2020

In this second episode of the NOW! Bali Podcast, we share the unique way in which the Balinese Hindu perceive disaster as well as deal with disaster. This is a nice segue into the discussion of ‘balance’: how mankind is at the centre of balance between ‘good’ and ‘evil’; and the purpose of ceremonies and […]

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Jero Gede Mecaling, Spreader of Death & Disease | Episode 1

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 06, 2020

This is the first episode of The NOW! Bali Podcast, an audio experience of Bali through stories surrounding culture, heritage, folklore and more. We bring this episode to you weekly so please subscribe to stay up to date! In this debut episode of The NOW! Bali Podcast, we share the story of Jero Gede Mecaling, […]

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