Denpasar is more than just the capital and administrative centre of Bali, it is the big, wild heart of local people. Young urban professionals, homeless people, women traditionally clothed and in business attire – with more than 630.000 citizens it is the island’s biggest urban area.
Death by smog is not unlikely here, or perhaps other alternatives like urban heatstroke or getting run-over by one of the many scooters that whizz by. However, you won’t disagree that as soon as you set your first step into the swirling dust of Denpasar, you will feel the buzz of local Bali. Nobody can ever get bored here, so this series of articles – altogether – are a love letter to another city that never sleeps.
Why visit this bustling, hectic cityscape? Well, for travellers that yearn to discover more about local livelihoods, Denpasar exposes life in Bali far from the usual tourist scenes. So follow us to discover the sites of Denpasar and get a new impression of your paradise island Bali!