The Future of Bali

Complexities of the Banjar Community in the Modern World

The Future of Bali | Jan 19, 2020

Massive development has in many ways changed the landscape of Bali from being the home to an agricultural society to a now bustling tourism industry. The establishment of posh restaurants, luxury resorts, and glittering night clubs have led to many mistaking Bali as Indonesia’s capital of hedonism, not Hinduism. But if you look past the […]

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3 Things Helping to Preserve Balinese Traditions for the Future

The Future of Bali | Jan 18, 2020

Amidst today’s modern Bali, where asphalted roads have taken over a good portion of rice fields, the sound of the traditional gamelan music still echoes across the island, and the traditional sarong and sash as well as the women’s kebaya remain in fashion.  The Balinese have maintained a great trait of being a friendly, welcoming […]

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Bali Tourism 2020: What Does the Government Have Planned for the Island?

The Future of Bali | Jan 16, 2020

Going back to Tri Hita Karana, the Balinese concept for achieving wellbeing, and restoring the island’s taksu or spirit are high on the Bali government’s list for the future tourism of Bali. The future of tourism on the Island of the Gods is planned to change for the better. Bali is set to lead the […]

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Rural Experiences and the Rise of Bali’s ‘Tourist Villages’

The Future of Bali | Jan 14, 2020

Away from the island’s south, a wide range of attractions and activities await. Here in rural Bali, you can develop an appreciation and understanding of the island’s natural beauty, ecosystems and, most importantly, cultural values. Villages in rural Bali are gearing up for the future of the island’s tourism, working together with the Bali Tourism […]

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A Dying Paradise: Preserving Religion, Culture and Customs in Bali

The Future of Bali | Jan 08, 2020

Religion, culture, and custom. The three are the formula that make up Bali, a one-of-a-kind destination frequented by millions from many corners of the world. Today, when mass tourism has also come to play, many argue that Bali’s true identity has been overshadowed by those looking for a cheap getaway, changing the image of the […]

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Bali’s Environment : The Looming Threat of Waste & Water Scarcity

The Future of Bali | Dec 30, 2019

This decade, we observed Bali’s biggest body of fresh water, Lake Buyan, lowering; witnessed worsening tides of trash sweeping our beaches; endured extreme heat during monsoon seasons; and watched as groundwater scarcity spread anxiety across the island. The past ten years have roused a series of environmental issues, underlining that the waste crisis and climate […]

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The Future of Bali : Challenges of Over Tourism

Personal Perspective | Dec 30, 2019

Many times voted ‘The Best Island in The World’ Bali has a serious historical reputation to live up to, but at the same time has been recently vilified and castigated across the world first for over development and latterly, waste management, or should I say lack of it! So these mixed messages aptly describe the […]

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