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British-owned Cruise Ship Wrecks One of Indonesia’s Best Coral Reefs

British-owned Cruise Ship Wrecks One of Indonesia’s Best Coral Reefs

One of the main coral reefs at Raja Ampat, an Indonesian island chain home to perhaps the world’s richest marine biodiversity, was severely damaged last week when a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship smashed into it at low tide, according to an official report. The 90-meter Caledonian Sky, owned by tour operator Noble Caledonia, ran aground in […]

Bali Tourism Development Getting Out of Control

Bali Tourism Development Getting Out of Control

Besides a moratorium on new hotel construction, the alliance also urged the government to consistently enforce Bali’s spatial planning and culture tourism bylaws, which were aimed to protect the region’s culture and nature from uncontrolled development.

Bali is Sinking in a Sea of Empty Hotel Rooms

Bali is Sinking in a Sea of Empty Hotel Rooms

With an estimated 130,000 rooms for rent every night in Bali, many of which remain empty, it should be apparent to even the most casual observer that Bali is in a critical oversupply situation.

5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bali and Southern Lombok

5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bali and Southern Lombok

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale that occurred in the southern island of Bali until to the tourist area of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali on Sunday (02/12), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, reported.

Dugong Discovered Chained in Underwater Cages in Indonesia

Dugong Discovered Chained in Underwater Cages in Indonesia

The adult dugong was reportedly chained in a cage while her calf was kept nearby in a separate enclosure. Photos and video of the animals were captured by a group of divers near the remote island of Kokoya, off North Maluku.