Update: Java-Bali Social Restrictions Extended to 2 August 2021

In an effort to keep people informed, especially non-Indonesian speaking residents in Bali, this article shares the latest update on the Java-Bali emergency social restrictions (otherwise known as Pemberlakuan Pembatasan Kegiatan Masyarakat, or PPKM). Update from 26 July 2021: In line with the national announcement by President Jokowi on 25 July 2021, as well as

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Foreign Nationals Must Be Fully Vaccinated

Foreign Nationals Entering Indonesia Must Now Be Fully Vaccinated

The National Covid-19 Taskforce has implemented a new requirement for foreign nationals applying for an Indonesian visa to enter the country: foreign nationals must now be fully vaccinated to be permitted entry. This is done to protect Indonesian citizens from imported cases as a response to the reported Covid-19 variants from other countries. According to

Update: Domestic Travellers Coming to Bali Must Present Negative PCR Swab

Since publishing this article, the Government has implemented an Emergency Lockdown across Java and Bali. This lockdown will take place from 3 – 20 July and includes updated regulations on domestic travel. For full details please visit: Bali Emergency Lockdown Regulations (July 2021). Regulations have changed for domestic travellers coming to Bali, as stated in


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

July 2021 Continues to be Target for Bali’s Tourism Reopening

The most common question asked to officials is When Will Bali Reopen for Tourists? After a brave announcement back in March that the island would ‘reopen in Mid-2021’, it seems that both the national and regional governments are doing their best to stick to that plan, with a rough estimation to reopen sometime this July


Maxie Millian : Meet The New Head Chef of Apéritif Restaurant

One of Bali’s most popular fine dining restaurants, Apéritif, has welcomed their new Head Chef, Maxie Millian, to lead the culinary team at this renowned Ubud destination. Apéritif Restaurant & Bar has remained incredibly active throughout Bali’s difficult months, becoming one of the very few fine dining destinations to stay open for Bali’s discerning gourmands.


The Apurva Kempinski Bali Unveils Bai Yun: Hot Pot Restaurant

The Apurva Kempinski Bali has added another title to its diverse culinary journey, inspired by a popular dining style from Mongolia and China. Bai Yun, meaning ‘white cloud’ in Mandarin, is the resort’s brand-new hot pot experience that treats you to premium-quality meat, fresh seafood, noodles, and more served in a bowl of piping hot

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Vibrant Seminyak Destination Hotel Indigo Bali Re-opens

Rediscover the magic of Seminyak with Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach as it finally re-opens its doors to the public. Indulge in their offers at this luxurious accommodation. After shutting down operations for almost a year due to the pandemic, this vibrant Seminyak five-star boutique resort, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach finally welcomed back guests

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Work from Bali : It’s Not Just for Digital Nomads

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Pandjaitan, is pushing the Indonesian Government’s Work from Bali campaign once again, encouraging not only personal or private sector to work from Bali, but ministries as well. He stated that because ‘working from home’ was already a norm now, then why not work from Bali to

Indigo x Mozaic

Indigo x Mozaic : A French-Japanese Culinary Collaboration

On Friday, 28 May 2021, Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Ubud will be host to a special collaboration dinner which will highlight French and Japanese cuisine, as well as six fine ingredients. Chef Chris Salans of Mozaic will be cooking alongside Chef Morita Shigehiko of Indigo Restaurant in Berawa – one of Bali’s best authentic Japanese

Potato Head Beach Club

Potato Head Beach Club Announces Re-Opening, A Pivotal Moment for Seminyak

It’s an exciting moment for Bali, as the iconic Seminyak destination, Potato Head Beach Club, reopens after more than a year of closure. At the start of 2021, the Potato Head Family, had finally completed a ten-year project of creating ‘Desa Potato Head’ (Potato Head Village), with the final piece of the puzzle – Potato

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PULAU PLASTIK : A Pivotal Documentary on Plastic Pollution in Indonesia

On Earth Day, 22 April 2021, a pivotal documentary film will be premiered that is set to create significant change in the mindset of everyday Indonesians and wider audiences. PULAU PLASTIK, or ‘Plastic Island’, is an in-depth exploration on the extent to which plastic pollution now grips Indonesia, shown through the eyes of three individuals

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