JEMBRANA

Jembrana is the regency that encompasses the westernmost part of Bali. Just a stone’s throw away from east Java (actually a quick, 30-minute ferry ride), Jembrana’s port town Gilimanuk is the most popular crossing point between the two islands. Being so far from the airport, you won’t find a lot of tourists making it up to Jembrana. That said, the most popular tourist destination in Jembrana is Perancak Beach, famous for its beautiful, colorful wooden fishermen’s boats docked on the coast. If you want to see a part of Bali where few foreigners actually make it, then go check out this convergence point of mountains, sea, and rice paddies for a different perspective of Bali and the Balinese way of life.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Jembrana
Viral: Bali student driver loses control of vehicle and plunges car into house

Viral: Bali student driver loses control of vehicle and plunges car into house

And here you thought your day was bad.

Nine reef sharks pulled from west Bali waters

Nine reef sharks pulled from west Bali waters

Reef sharks have been relocated from Jembrana, west Bali waters after emerging concerns from local authorities that the sharks would attack humans.

Changing sea temperatures suspected cause of fish shortages in Bali Strait

Changing sea temperatures suspected cause of fish shortages in Bali Strait

Changes in sea temperatures are thought to be the main cause behind fish scarcity in Jembrana, west Bali, experienced in the past eight months.

Bali Water Police stops smuggling of two giant green turtles

Bali Water Police stops smuggling of two giant green turtles

Bali Water Police in Jembrana, west Bali have rescued two large sea turtles from being smuggled.

Strong winds force temporary closure of Bali-Java crossing

Strong winds force temporary closure of Bali-Java crossing

Inclement weather has prompted port authorities to temporarily shut down crossings between Bali and Java via the Bali Strait.

Bali police stop rooster trafficking plot

Bali police stop rooster trafficking plot

Police in west Bali port Gilimanuk, have thwarted an attempt to smuggle in 40 roosters.

Talk of Menjangan Island admission doubling for foreigners puts tour operators on edge

Talk of Menjangan Island admission doubling for foreigners puts tour operators on edge

Tour operators are feeling uneasy with talk of Menjangan National Park’s admission for foreigners to double from Rp 200k to Rp 400k, for fear of reduced visits to the park.

Human skulls found buried in West Bali

Human skulls found buried in West Bali

A shocking discovery of four human skulls has been made in Jembrana, West Bali.

Bali’s buffalo racers battle to keep tradition alive

Bali’s buffalo racers battle to keep tradition alive

Buffalo races, which have been held annually for decades, are falling out of favour -- regular competitors are now elderly and few of the younger villagers are keen to take up the...

Small saltwater croc found in West Bali irrigation canal, residential area

Small saltwater croc found in West Bali irrigation canal, residential area

A resident of Batuagung Jembrana got quite a shock on Thursday when he was looking for fish in an irrigation canal.