MotoGP by the Beach: Indonesia on track to host race in Lombok in 2021 with 40 percent construction progress

The Indonesian government expects completion of the construction by October. 

Urban development

Construction of light rail transit system connecting Bali airport and Kuta to kick off this year

Construction of light rail transit system connecting Bali airport and Kuta to kick off this year

The LRT project is reportedly worth IDR5 trillion (US$365 million), and will span 4.78 kilometers with four stations between the airport and a planned satellite terminal in Kuta.

Canggu’s Berawa Beach reportedly set for gentrification, traditional beach huts dismantled

Canggu’s Berawa Beach reportedly set for gentrification, traditional beach huts dismantled

Some changes are to be expected in Bali’s tourist hot spot of Canggu.

Ride the roller coaster and shop: Bali’s first indoor theme park Trans Studio Bali opens this Thursday

Ride the roller coaster and shop: Bali’s first indoor theme park Trans Studio Bali opens this Thursday

Will you be riding that roller coaster on top of the mall?

Rapid tourism development fueled Bali’s alarming water crisis, expert says

Rapid tourism development fueled Bali’s alarming water crisis, expert says

On the other side of hyped photo trends featuring infinity pools in Bali is an alarming water crisis fueled by rapid tourism development on the island. 

With US$1,000 pass, foreign tourists can visit Komodo National Park all year long: official

With US$1,000 pass, foreign tourists can visit Komodo National Park all year long: official

Would you pay US$1,000 to see big Komodo dragons?

Bali’s Badung regency plans to build ‘recycle park’ in Canggu

Bali’s Badung regency plans to build ‘recycle park’ in Canggu

Badung regency is eyeing village resort Canggu as a location to build a landfill, which an official say will be named Badung Recycle Park (BRP).

Indonesia’s new tourism minister plans on focusing Bali’s tourism development away from the south

Indonesia’s new tourism minister plans on focusing Bali’s tourism development away from the south

What’s next for Bali?

Village residents in Bali’s Gianyar regency attempt to block bulldozers from clearing their lands

Village residents in Bali’s Gianyar regency attempt to block bulldozers from clearing their lands

The residents of Selasih village in Bali’s Gianyar regency on Saturday attempted to block heavy equipment from clearing their farmlands.

Bali residents expected to manage and sort own household waste with new regulation

Bali residents expected to manage and sort own household waste with new regulation

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has issued a new gubernatorial regulation aimed at managing waste in Bali, which mandates residents and companies on the island responsible for...


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Coconuts Bali Urban development

Bali is fast developing as the island panders towards its hungry tourism industry. With the island’s capital set at Denpasar in the center, the biggest city in Bali houses all political activity and much of the commercial activity in Bali. Meanwhile, in the south, urbanization seems to be spreading at an unstoppable rate from the airport in Tuban. Almost all the way from Uluwatu up to Canggu feels like a never-ending sprawl. With all the traffic jams and sometimes shoddy construction, you get the feeling that South Bali, especially, is developing faster than the island can properly keep up with. However, on a social level, Bali is certainly one of the more progressive areas of the archipelago nation. With loads of exposure to international tourists and business and welcoming Hindus occupying the dominant religion, Bali just feels much more open than the rest of the country. But don’t get ahead of yourself, Bali is still very in touch with its strong traditional culture and there can be much more conservative, traditional thinking outside of international zones like Kuta.

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