How Mass Tourism is Destroying Bali and Its Culture

How Mass Tourism is Destroying Bali and Its Culture

So is Bali over? “Yes, if you compare it to what it used to be,” is — at the very least — what many residents agree on. Indeed, paradises have no future: they are just fragile perfections in an imperfect world. And if you define them as the receptacles of a frozen past, they can only be victims of modernization. Bali, among other “paradises,” seems ill-equipped to resist the 21st century’s mutations.

Trump Tower Fated Not to Rise in Indonesian Isle of The Gods

Trump Tower Fated Not to Rise in Indonesian Isle of The Gods

Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean. An island at high tide and flanked by sheer cliffs, it’s among Bali’s most photographed sites, particularly for the mesmerizing sunsets that transform the waters into a shimmering orange vista.

Bali Arts Festival 2014 will be held tomorrow

Bali Arts Festival 2014 will be held tomorrow

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the 36th Bali Arts Festival on Friday, marking the start of the month-long event that will feature hundreds of traditional Balinese performances, exhibitions, symposiums and cuisines.

Rip Curl Cup – Surf Memorabilia and Art Auction

Rip Curl Cup – Surf Memorabilia and Art Auction

On a historic night, Rip Curl and Uluwatu Surf Villas successfully raised over $12,000 for local environmental organization Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU) during their surfing art and memorabilia auction on Saturday.

Auction Fundraiser to Help Preserve World-Famous Uluwatu Beach This Saturday

Auction Fundraiser to Help Preserve World-Famous Uluwatu Beach This Saturday

An exclusive auction of one-of-a-kind surfing art and memorabilia will take place at the picturesque Uluwatu Surf Villas on Saturday night, July 21st. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU) to help fund clean-up projects and environmental initiatives at world-famous Uluwatu beach, one of the greatest surf spots in the world.

Rip Curl Releases Artist of the Search T-Shirts

Rip Curl Releases Artist of the Search T-Shirts

Rip Curl has officially released the much-anticipated event artwork for the 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational. In just one month the event poster will be seen all over the island of Bali when the countdown to the “Ultimate Tuberiding Contest” begins (July 15 – Aug. 26, 2012).

Bali Arts Festival to kick off next Monday

Bali Arts Festival to kick off next Monday

President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono is slated to officially open the 34th Bali Arts Festival at the Ardha Chandra Art Center in Denpasar on the evening of Monday, June 11.