Retired Boeing plane overlooking Bali’s Nyang Nyang Beach seeks to become new ‘icon’

It’s not every day that we can see a retired plane perched on top of a cliff, but just because it’s an unusual sight doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sight to behold.

Urban development

Singaraja-Mengwitani ‘shortcut’ development to continue despite pandemic

Singaraja-Mengwitani ‘shortcut’ development to continue despite pandemic

According to Nusakti, the shortcut will help evenly distribute infrastructure developments across Bali, and especially to tap on the tourism potential of northern Bali. 

Developers unveil design for Mandalika Circuit’s race control building

Developers unveil design for Mandalika Circuit’s race control building

The building, according to ITDC, will be a landmark for the Mandalika Circuit, located in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)

UNESCO raises concerns over projects in Indonesian World Heritage Sites

UNESCO raises concerns over projects in Indonesian World Heritage Sites

Development projects backed by the Indonesian government are getting a bit of a spotlight during a recent UNESCO session.

UNESCO calls on Indonesian gov’t to halt tourism projects in Komodo National Park

UNESCO calls on Indonesian gov’t to halt tourism projects in Komodo National Park

The UN body cited concerns over potential impacts on the environment. 

Paramount Pictures to develop Southeast Asia’s biggest theme park in Bali: reports

Paramount Pictures to develop Southeast Asia’s biggest theme park in Bali: reports

The theme park is expected to attract as many as five million visitors annually. 

Indonesia aims to ‘maximize preparation’ for MotoGP race as event postponed to 2022

Indonesia aims to ‘maximize preparation’ for MotoGP race as event postponed to 2022

Indonesia will have more time to prepare and promote the world-class event, a minister said this week.

UN human rights experts denounce Indonesia’s MotoGP tourism project in Lombok

UN human rights experts denounce Indonesia’s MotoGP tourism project in Lombok

UN human rights experts are saying that ongoing developments in Mandalika “tramples on human rights.”

Viral video of woman saying she was kicked out of Sanur beach sparks discussion on privatization in Bali

Viral video of woman saying she was kicked out of Sanur beach sparks discussion on privatization in Bali

A series of videos of a woman claiming she was kicked out from a beach in Sanur, Denpasar has circulated widely and reignited discussions on beach privatization in Bali.

Man bathing and fishing in water puddles on damaged Lombok road nudged officials to fix potholes

Man bathing and fishing in water puddles on damaged Lombok road nudged officials to fix potholes

The video of a man bathing and fishing in a puddle of water in the middle of a busy and damaged road in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has gone viral recently.


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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.