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.

Bali Remains Safe, Locals Urged to Stay Calm as Mount Agung Threatens to Erupt

Bali Remains Safe, Locals Urged to Stay Calm as Mount Agung Threatens to Erupt

Bali’s Governor has urged people to remain calm amid fears of a volcanic eruption on the holiday island. Seismic activity at the Mount Agung, or Gunung Agung, volcano significantly increased on Monday, leading authorities to issue a level 3, or high, alert and evacuate areas within 7.5 kilometres.

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.

25 Dead, Dozens Missing After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Aceh

25 Dead, Dozens Missing After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Aceh

At least 25 people were killed and dozens were missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the northern Indonesian province of Aceh on Wednesday, officials said, collapsing buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets, quoted from Reuters.

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake From East Java Rattles Bali

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake From East Java Rattles Bali

A powerful quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale stuck Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and East Java province at 11:10 pm (Bali time), triggering panic, officials said on Thursday.

Bali Needs More Tsunami Sirens

Bali Needs More Tsunami Sirens

As a tsunami-prone area, Bali needs more tsunami sirens covering beaches across the island, an official has said.

Tsunami Early Detection Systems Across all of Indonesia is Broken

Tsunami Early Detection Systems Across all of Indonesia is Broken

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports that an elaborate and sophisticated Tsunami Early Warning System (TEWS) that should have sounded evacuation sirens in Padang, West Sumatra when a 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast on Wednesday evening, March 2, 2016, failed to operate.