Immigration does spot check at supposed ‘Russian Village’ in Ubud, finds no visa violations

Amidst all the controversy over the misbehavior of some Russian nationals in Bali, rumors have swirled that there is a “Kampung Rusia” (Russian Village) on the island, an exclusive enclave for foreigners from the former Soviet state where Russians live...

/ April 17, 2023

Satellite Worlds and the Bali Status Quo

After reading a story in the Australian Financial Review about the Bali digital nomad community yesterday, I decided to take a look at PARQ, north of Ubud. The owners of PARQ Ubud bill the place on their website as a...

/ April 9, 2023

Where To Stay In Gili Air Lombok: Our Accommodation Guide

Gili Air is a small island in Lombok, Indonesia, about 10 minutes by fast boat from Lombok’s mainland, a 2.5-hour speedboat ride from Bali’s mainland or 2 hours from the Nusa Islands. It has beautiful clear water, coconut palms and...

/ March 20, 2023

Rove Beetles (Aka Tomcats) in Bali

You wake up with some marks that look and feel like a burn, but you have no recollection getting them. Welcome to one of Bali’s biggest mysteries (which we are happy to solve for you). Tomcats in Bali First let...

/ November 23, 2022

‘Your time on earth is not finished’: Balinese woman recalls ‘spiritual presence’ saving her from traffic accident

A 52-year-old Balinese woman survived what could have easily been a deadly accident yesterday after a speeding fuel tank truck hit her motorbike on Jalan Raya Batubulan in Gianyar.  Her improbable tale of survival has amazed many in Bali. Amid...

/ March 17, 2022

NFTs Are the Next Frontier of Marketing

The digital revolution has completely transformed the way businesses market to customers. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest big thing breaking into the digital marketplace. According to DappRadar, the total sales for NFTs skyrocketed to a record $2.5 billion in the...

/ January 17, 2022

North Bali Airport ready to open in 2024

Image: The mock-up design. Credit: bibuairport.com The construction of the North Bali International Airport (BIBU) initiated by PT BIBU Panji Sakti will soon begin, and with Chinese help.  According to Kompas, the construction of the airport involves a subsidiary of...

/ January 11, 2022

5 Aesthetic Cafe In Bali

Looking for an aesthetic and Instagrammable cafe in Bali? These 5 aesthetic cafes must be on your lists! 1. Coffee Cartel Bali Coffee Cartel is a mixture of traditional Mexican aesthetics with Balinese coffee culture. Filled with marble tables decorated...

/ December 28, 2021

Foreign tourists are choosing Thailand over Bali, tourism association says

Tourism service providers say international tourists are choosing Thailand over Bali because the former is waiving mandatory quarantine for incoming travelers, offering an explanation for the dearth of foreigners in Pulau Dewata despite it having reopened for a month.  Ida...

/ November 15, 2021

Karma Kandara Beach Club burns

Image: Karma Beach Club in flames. Credit: Damkar Badung and info@ungasan. Karma Kandara Beach Club on the south coast of Ungasan burnt to the ground on Saturday night.  Police are still investigating the cause of the fire, which is estimated...

/ November 15, 2021