Trekking Mount Agung: An Epic Adventure Up the Holy Mountain

Climbing Mount Agung for sunrise is probably one of the most spectacular outdoor experiences you can do in Bali. It is the highest point on the island, one that grants views of the very outlines of the meandering coastline, above the clouds. Breathtaking – in more ways than one! – battling this great, active volcano

Sungai Watch Installs Momentous 100th Trash Barrier Protecting Bali’s Rivers

Whilst the island has been heavily preoccupied with the pandemic, Gary Bencheghib has remained focused on the thing that matters to him the most: protecting Bali from plastic pollution. In under a year, Gary and his organisation ‘Sungai Watch’ (river watch) have successfully installed 100 trash barriers on rivers all over Bali, helping to prevent

Continued Community Action in Amed, A Forgotten Corner of Bali

With a struggling island economy, there are many people, communities and organisations currently in need. However, as more hands are raised in the developed areas, the calls for help from Bali’s rural fringes, like Amed, are being heard less and less. One of the most difficult parts of donating to charitable causes, especially now with

Klungkung and Its Craftsmen: The Influence of an Empire

Wedged between the more popular Gianyar and Karangasem regencies, Bali’s smallest regency has long been just a thoroughfare for travellers, many simply passing through without knowing the treasures to be found here. This is Klungkung, whose size and status today do not do this regency’s history justice. Klungkung was in fact the heart of Bali’s

Is Bali Safe? Practical Thoughts for Domestic Travellers

In the last two to three weeks, Bali has enjoyed an increase in domestic tourism. This has been a mixture of post-Idul Fitri escapes, school holidays and perhaps some credit should be given to the Work from Bali campaign too. With this increased interest, I have had friends living in Jakarta (and other parts of

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Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Centre : Denpasar’s Cultural Hub

In the midst of Denpasar’s busying streets, amongst the bustle of markets and the whiz of local commerce, Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Centre — often referred to as Bali Art Centre or Taman Budaya Bali— stands as a beacon of heritage. This impressive space is home to an art museum, several theatres or amphitheatres and

Bali Arts Festival 2021 : Revived to Honour Bali’s Artists and Musicians

Having been cancelled in 2020, the island’s most respected cultural festival makes a comeback. The Bali Arts Festival 2021, known locally as Pesta Kesenian Bali or PKB, has begun its month long showcase of Balinese culture from 12 June 2021 – 10 July 2021. This year marks the 43rd Bali Arts Festival (Pesta Kesenian Bali

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