Australian couple deported from Bali for misuse of visa, conducting property business

An Australian couple was deported from Indonesia after they were caught misusing their tourist visa by conducting a property rental business on the Island of Gods.  Local reports say the deportation took place through the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International...

/ December 7, 2023

The Beat speaks to TOTEM

You may have seen the name TOTEM around the clubs recently, or even had the pleasure of seeing them live. The DJ collective has an organic house sound, with plenty of vocals, totally enjoyable and accessible for any music lover,...

/ December 5, 2023

Where To Stay In Sanur: Our Favourite Hotels & Areas

Sanur might not be the first place you think of when you think of Bali, but it has so much to offer. It has swimmable beaches, a real feeling of local community and culture, and is perfect for a quieter...

/ September 24, 2023

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

Chikungunya in Bali

WHAT IS CHIKUNGUNGYA? Recently we have noticed that Chikungunya is appearing more in Bali. Chikungunya infection, or simply Chikungunya, is a mosquito-borne viral disease. Humans are usually infected when infected carrier mosquitoes transmit the virus to humans via a bite,...

/ July 28, 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