Officials hope Bali airport underpass construction will start in August 2017, should take one year

Construction on the underpass being built near Bali’s airport to break up the heavily congested area should hopefully begin by August 2017, according to officials. The underpass, to be called Underpass Simpang Tugu Ngurah Rai, will be built at the roundabout just off Ngurah Rai Airport, directly connecting the southern stretch of the Ngurah Rai

Urban development

Canggu bottleneck out of control, big vehicles advised to take alternative route

Congestion on Canggu’s main thoroughfare isn’t uncommon, but yesterday’s bottleneck was apparently out of control. Just check out this one netizen’s pic, shared to...

Canggu bottleneck out of control, big vehicles advised to take alternative route

Bali ‘slum’ transformed into fun, cheerful, kid-friendly village

A community in the National Housing Development Company of Baler Bale Agung, West Bali  has apparently given itself an extreme makeover, transforming itself from a ‘slum’ to...

Bali ‘slum’ transformed into fun, cheerful, kid-friendly village

This little village in Bali is fining people Rp 5 million for littering

Fed up with rampant littering, a village in Bali has made a customary rule putting quite the hefty penalty on trash tossing: a Rp 5 million fine. If people are found carelessly...

This little village in Bali is fining people Rp 5 million for littering

Gateway of India: AirAsia to launch Bali-Mumbai route

AirAsia is launching a new route connecting Bali and Indian metropolis, Mumbai. The AirAsia X Indonesia service will kick off on May 19, operating seven times per week, using an...

Gateway of India: AirAsia to launch Bali-Mumbai route

May Day Protest: Unions hold demo in Denpasar for International Workers’ Day

Dozens of people gathered in front of the Bali Governor’s Office in Renon, Denpasar on Monday morning, as is the norm, for International Workers’ Day. “Stop layoffs! Raise...

May Day Protest: Unions hold demo in Denpasar for International Workers’ Day

Mining accident takes lives of two female workers on Bali’s Nusa Penida

Two female miners have reportedly died during a landslide on Bali’s Nusa Penida. One of the deceased was just a teenager while the other was a senior citizen. Nusa Penida, a...

Mining accident takes lives of two female workers on Bali’s Nusa Penida

Big projects might be headed for Denpasar including indoor theme park and mega mall

Big projects are apparently on the horizon for Bali’s capital city, Denpasar. Ideas are on the table for a Denpasar Trans Studio—an indoor Indonesian amusement park and...

Big projects might be headed for Denpasar including indoor theme park and mega mall

Bridge finally built for Balinese kids forced to cross turbulent river every day to get to school after viral video

Students attending an elementary school in North Bali can soon finally walk to school without getting wet. For the past 30 years, the SDN 5 Ringdikit student body, which is now...

Bridge finally built for Balinese kids forced to cross turbulent river every day to get to school after viral video

Bali tourism numbers up so far in 2017

The number of tourists visiting Bali is going up and up. Stats in from January to March 2017 shows 4.83 million passengers visited Bali, compared with 4.5 million in 2016 during...

Bali tourism numbers up so far in 2017

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.