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Discovering the Craft and Culture of Lombok

Lombok – an island on the West Nusa Tenggara province that forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, where the Lombok Strait separates it some 128 km away from the island of Bali to its west, the Alas strait between it and the Sumbawa islands to the east. To most

Patung Bayi : The Myth of Bali’s Crying Baby Statue

One Balinese myth that might catch the attention of those with an interest for the peculiar is the giant baby statue in the Gianyar Region known as Patung Bayi Sakah. While its origins lack a definitive anecdote, there have been numerous accounts of eerie tales from locals that have made the statue a staple myth

Ubud Story Walks: Walking Through History from Past to Present

Ubud Story Walks is a new experience that launched at the end of April 2022, specialising in a unique, guided tour around Ubud focused on discovering different histories of the town on foot. The NOW! Bali team was fortunate enough to experience their debut tour, “Ubud: Past to Present”, a crash-course on how Ubud came

Ubud Monkey Forest: Things to Know Before You Go

Located in Padangtegal Village, Ubud Monkey Forest – also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ubud. So, if you’re looking for things to do in Ubud, the monkey sanctuary is the perfect place to visit but before you go, you should get familiar with some

Saving Waters: Tackling Bali’s Water Crisis

As a tropical island famed for its beautiful beaches, majestic waterfalls, great lakes, mountain springs, flowing rivers and great lakes, it’s safe to say that water is an integral aspect of Bali and its ecosystem. However, Bali is facing a hidden crisis that threatens the future of the island: water scarcity. Over 60% of Bali’s

Tumpek Uduh: Balinese Hindu Honour Their Plants

The special ceremony to honour plants is known as Tumpek Uduh, a ritual that falls on Saniscara Kliwon Wariga, a day in which God gave grace to mankind in the world. Also known as Tumpek Wariga, Tumpek Bubuh or Tumpek Pengatag, this auspicious is celebrated every 210 days following the Balinese pawukon calendar. The worship of Tumpek Uduh is an offering to the

Rainwater Harvesting: The Solution to Bali’s Water Crisis?

Bali is drying up. Over 60% of Bali’s watershed is dry. This is a story about how rainwater harvesting might just be the solution Bali needs to solve its water crisis, and how one food and beverage company aims to not only raise awareness on the island’s environmental challenges but also be part of this

Cerita Manisan: A Revamp of Ubud’s Popular Manisan Restaurant

Who’s familiar with Manisan Restaurant? If you haven’t been there before, you must’ve at least seen photos of its iconic 350-year-old Javanese joglo all over Instagram. This exquisite dining destination in Ubud recently underwent a major transformation that is set to attract new customers and excite food connoisseurs around the island. Introducing: Cerita Manisan! Comfortably

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Can Bali Become a Global Medical Tourism Destination?

Bali is already a world-renowned tourist destination, known as a tropical paradise thriving with its mixture of history, culture, natural beauty, lifestyle offerings and, in recent years, wellness opportunities. However, recent buzz suggests that the Balinese government are interested in exploring Bali’s potential as a medical tourism destination that can rival that of its neighbouring

Christmas in India: A Special Christmas Dinner at Queen’s Tandoor Bali

Celebrate Christmas a little differently this year with the authentic flavours of India as Queen’s Tandoor Bali warmly welcomes you to indulge in the special Christmas dinner from 24-25 December 2020. This year’s Christmas festivities might be a little bit different for everybody with the pandemic changing the course of our usual holidays. Where Christmas

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