Once a serene island of colourful ceremonies, emerald rice terraces and elaborately carved temples, much of southern Bali is now infested with opulent hotels, “exclusive facilities” and “ocean sanctuaries”. The outbreak of construction sites around the tiny island threaten many more of these buildings to come – many more than the roads, infrastructure or environment can handle.
With its coral-speckled beaches, luscious green rice terraces and blissful azure seas, Bali has long been a haven for surfers, sun worshippers and yoga junkies alike. Whether you’re planning the adventure of a lifetime or a week of relaxation, here are 10 Bali travel tips to help you make the most of your visit.
Bali tourism agency has recorded a significant increase from European tourists from January until the early second semester of 2017.
Recent pictures of tourists posing while sitting on the inner altar of a Balinese Temple has raised comment and anger among many local Balinese.
Badung Transportation Department receiving many complaints from the public, as the traffic in Legian, Kuta, Bali becomes increasingly worse.
To protect “the image of Bali tourism”, the Governor’s letter told his agencies to “order against the sale of dog meat because it is not inspected and guaranteed to be healthy and can potentially spread zoonotic diseases, especially rabies and other fatal dangers.”
“It’s a mistake to think that you can go there and get away with anything, that you’ve got a licence to unleash your inner vampire, which is unfortunately what a lot of especially younger travellers seem to do, and they often suffer as a result”, he added.
The Chief of the Provincial Police for Bali Inspector General Reinhard Golose has announced that his office is in the process of creating a special “street crime force”, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
With the rise of infrastructure development and government efforts to promote local tourism, travelers now have more opportunities to visit every corner of Indonesia. The Jakarta Post has compiled five Indonesian destinations that you should add to your travel bucket list this year.
Uban described how criminal posing as motorbike jockeys offer transportation to tourists, luring them to a quieter location where they are preyed upon by a group of thieves laying in wait.