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
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
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
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
For the full article on When Will Bali Reopen for Tourists please go to the link provided. This article is a discussion on Bali’s preparedness, based on industry input. In this article, we discuss (1) the targets that must be made for Bali to re-open to tourists, and how tourism will operate going forward; and (2) how
As global heating, overfishing, and pollution make coral degradation a regular event, scientists have made it clear that without human intervention, the world’s coral reef system will be lost. Working together with a local diving company, CarbonEthics and Carbon EcoTrip are encouraging island visitors to travel wiser through their #TravelCooler campaign, and inviting divers to
From 3 April – 24 April 2021, a pop-up art exhibition, Vaitasa, will be held featuring six emerging Indonesian artists. The exhibition is a collaboration between Cakravala and Aksu, taking place at T Lofts & Co-Living. There have been many effects of the pandemic, and one seldom discussed is how the pandemic has affected artists.
W Bali – Seminyak turns 10! Celebrating the new milestone in style, the vibrant Seminyak resort is hosting an array of epic events over 10 days. Always looking to “live it up”, W Bali is keeping it funky and fresh by offering guests the best of music, fashion, design and fuel from 21-31 March 2021.
On Tuesday, 16 March 2021, Publisher Alistair Speirs and the NOW! Bali team received an audience with HE the Vice Governor or Bali ‘Cok Ace’ in Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace) to launch our latest publication TIMELESS Bali. Why the Ubud Palace? Well, the Vice Governor’s full name is Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, and with such a
TIMELESS Bali is a limited edition magazine which focuses on the elements of Bali that are considered to be ‘timeless’. The history, culture and nature of the island have been carefully preserved in stories and photographs, so that every reader appreciates Bali and learns about Bali more. In this first volume, you will find stories
Whilst local Balinese Hindus stay home to follow their religious rites and obligations, other residents find this time perfect for a Nyepi staycation. Hotels and resorts around the island offer special packages during this period, as Bali comes to a complete standstill. If you’re looking to ‘escape the silence’ this Nyepi 2021, we’ve put together
The Indonesian Hinduism Society (PHDI) and the Traditional Village Council (MDA) of Bali Province have issued a Joint Circular regarding the processions of this year’s Hari Raya Nyepi (Balinese Day of Silence), which falls on Sunday, 14 March 2021. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, processions of the annual ogoh-ogoh parade are prohibited to
Those in need of retail therapy in Bali will be delighted to hear that new brands have made their way onto the island as Beachwalk Shopping Center in Kuta unveils an all-new wing. Found behind the original retail area of Beachwalk, the new section of the shopping centre continues the open-air concept in a new