Former US President Barack Obama is expected to spend a five-day vacation in Bali before he departs for Yogyakarta and Jakarta. He will reportedly be accompanied by his wife Michelle, their daughters Malia and Sasha, and other Obama family members. He will also bring several special staff members on the vacation, as quoted from The […]
Bali is the ultimate paradise. Conjuring screensaver images of beaches, centuries-old temples, pampering villas, and even healers, the Hindu-driven island nation within the country of Indonesia has rich culture and centuries-old rituals still practiced today. Temples are ubiquitous, as are moss-covered stone shrines.
We already know about the things that shouldn’t happen in Bali: excessive drinking, tourists exposing way too much flesh on the beach and blatant ignorance of the island’s culture. But that’s not the real Bali. Beyond Kuta there is plenty that will surprise, and delight, the first-time visitor to the Island of the Gods.
Famous for its volcanic mountains, iconic beaches and coral reefs, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has topped 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations.
The world’s largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered across more than 3,000 miles of the equator.
Its 250 million inhabitants speak more than 700 languages and practice six official religions, not to mention a range of animist traditions.
One calculation suggests it would take 48 years to visit all of Indonesia. Yet, if two weeks is all you have, that shouldn’t stop you from discovering this diverse nation.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded 1.03 million foreign tourist arrivals in January, a 26.58 percent increase from the figure in January, 2016, which stood at 814,300
Bali’s hotel occupancy rebounded last year, rising more than 4% following a challenging 2015. But at what cost?
The poll was conducted in August and October 2016, featuring 31 different categories, including hotels and resorts, serviced residences, spas, airlines, airports, and destinations.
Brace yourself for an influx of gold chains, frothing tattooed and tanned types, and teeny tiny bikinis…. Yes, the rumours are true: 30,000 Brazilians are headed to Indonesia in the next few months.
Bali is expected to attract 40 percent of the total target of 15 million foreign tourists to Indonesia in 2017.