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Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai
Sanur, Bali

++62 361 286 283 (T)
++62 361 286 284 (F)

After-Hours Number:
++62 81 238 19 724


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ABC Television Episode of ‘The Bachelor’ Features Romance at The Mulia Resort and Villas in Bali (2/27/2015)
Tourism Industry Asked to Warn Bali Visitors of US$250 Value Limit on Personal Items (2/27/2015)
Bali Opens a ‘Traffic Park’ to Teach the Public How to Drive Safely (2/27/2015)
‘Women in Love’ Solo Exhibition by Teguh Ritma Iman at Ganesha Gallery in Bali March 10 – May 14, 2015 (2/27/2015)
8th Edition of Bali International Triathlon Returns on October 25, 2015 with Herbalife as Title Sponsor. (2/27/2015)
Businessman and Former Lawmaker Talks Tough with PLN Bali (2/27/2015)
Major Deep-Sea Seismic Event North of Flores Did Not Cause Tsunami (2/27/2015)
Bali Airport Installs Double Decker Air Bridges in Distant Anticipation of Landing by Airbus A-380 (2/27/2015)
BIMC Hospital Offers World Class Dialysis Treatment to Bali Residents and Visitors (2/27/2015)
Defying Minister Jonan’s Orders, Overloaded Goods Trucks Still Rife on Gilimanuk-Denpasar Highway (2/27/2015)
Flash Trials Held at Bali’s Airport Found to be Smoking in Violation of Provincial Anti-smoking Laws. (2/27/2015)
Bali Joins Crackdown on Gypsy Taxis at Ngurah Rai Airport (2/27/2015)
Bali Moves to Put Hotel and Restaurant Tax Online (2/27/2015)
2-Meter Snake Panics Swimmers on Bali’s Popular Kuta Beach (2/27/2015)
Indonesian Ministry Lists On-Time Performance for Domestic Air Carriers for 2014 (2/27/2015)
Ministry of Transportation Suspend Lion Airs Rights to Operated 10 Domestic Air Routes (2/27/2015)
Bali’s Current Electrical Power Aggravated by Local Citizen Resistance in Celukan Bawang Power Plant (2/27/2015)
Lion Air Throws National Aviation into Chaos as Flights Mysteriously Cancelled and 2,000 Passengers Stranded (2/22/2015)
Indonesia Wants to Offer Online Processing of Sailing Permits for Yachts (2/22/2015)
Indonesia Decides Not to Extend Visa-Free Facility to Australia (2/22/2015)
Bali Beseiged by Heavy Winds and Rain (2/22/2015)
Trans Resort Bali to Host Gala Seven Star Global Luxury Award Ceremony On September 19, 2015 (2/22/2015)
Indonesian Tourism Minister Said Tourism is a People to People Business and Unlikely to be Impacted by Australian Threats of a Boycott (2/22/2015)
Bali Governor Puts Little Stock in Australian Threats of a Tourism Boycott (2/22/2015)
New Zealand Man Gets 5 Month Jail for Beating His Girlfriend (2/22/2015)
Quiksilver Indonesia Being Sued by its Former Licensee (2/22/2015)
Bali by the Numbers: Foreign Arrivals to Bali in January Grow 7.8% (2/22/2015)
Denpasar, Bali Tourism Official: No Sign Yet of an Australian Boycott (2/22/2015)
Two Workers in Denpasar, Bali Batik Factory Swept Away Down River During Torrential Rainstorm (2/22/2015)
Indonesia’s Ambassador Designate to Brazil Recalled to Jakarta after Snub by President Rouseff (2/22/2015)
Governor and BUMN Minister Discuss New Toll Road and Rail System for Bali (2/22/2015)
Heavy Rain Floods Large Areas of Denpasar Bringing Bali’s Capital to a Standstill (2/22/2015)
Indonesia Insists Next Wave of 11 Executions a Matter of National Sovereignty and Certain to Take Place in Near Future (2/22/2015)
Garuda CEO Wants to See Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport Expanded to Handle More Flights and Passengers (2/22/2015)
PLN Warns that Island-Wide Rolling Blackouts Likely Starting February 23 Until March 1, 2015 (2/22/2015)
Bali Bicycling Community Undertakes a Clean Up of the Island’s Capital (2/22/2015)
Bali Airport Welcomes Chinese New Year with Traditional Decorations and Special Performances (2/22/2015)
German Facing 17 Years for Smuggling Cocaine into Bali (2/22/2015)
34 Additional International Flights from Bali During Chinese Lunar New Year Period (2/22/2015)
As Bali Tries to Entice Chinese Tourists, Widespread Extortion Alleged by Customs and Immigration Officials at Ngurah Rai Airport (2/22/2015)
Bali Update Readers Offer Comments on Heritage Tax, Eliminating Stray Dogs, Declining Quality of Tourist Experience, Senior Citizen Tourism, Convenience Stores and Garuda Indonesia (2/15/2015)
Buleleng Officials Demolish Breakwater Built by German Expatriate at Anturan Village, North Bali (2/15/2015)
Poor Drainage at Southern Entrance to Bali Mandara Toll Way Blamed for Severe Flooding During Seasonal Rains (2/15/2015)
Six Beachside Cafes Destroyed by Fire on Balangan Beach, South Bali (2/15/2015)
Bali Police Say Two-Letter Suffix on Bali License Plate May Soon be Expanded to Three-Letters to Accommodate Vehicle Growth (2/15/2015)
Vaccinated Dogs in Bali to Get Special Identifying Collars (2/15/2015)
Temple Guards Reducing Monkey Population at Pura Lempuyang in Bali Through Castration (2/15/2015)
Minister of Transportation Orders Airlines Install Automated Ticketing Machines at Airports (2/15/2015)
Bali Governor Wants People of Bali to Become More Aware of the Need to Clean up Trash (2/15/2015)
Bali Aspires to Become a Regional Center for Yacht Tourism (2/15/2015)
Chinese Tourists on Bali-Bound Charter Flight Refused Boarding Due to Expired Passports (2/15/2015)
Bali Post Wins Supreme Court Appeal Suit Filed by Governor Made Mangku Pastika (2/13/2015)
Bali Children’s Project Inaugurates Pre-School and Library in Bali (2/13/2015)
Starwood to Open Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Jalan Benesari in Kuta. (2/13/2015)
AirAsia Flight from Bali to Singapore Aborted as Flight Strikes Bird during Takeoff (2/13/2015)
Garuda Commences Charter Flight Between Chengdu, China and Bali, Indonesia (2/13/2015)
Foreign Visitor Survey Cites Trash, Traffic Jams and Airport Service as the most Irksome Part of a Bali Holiday (2/13/2015)
Michelin-starred Chef Fabio Ciervo at InterContinental Bali Resort Bella Cucina March 4-8, 2015 (2/13/2015)
Ground Breaking for Plataran Menjangan Hotel, Resort and Water World at West Bali National Park (2/13/2015)
Australian Foreign Minister Warns of Possible Boycott of Bali Tourism if Bali Nine Executions Proceed (2/13/2015)
Bali Travel Agents Providing Mandarin Language Lessons to the Employees (2/13/2015)
Bali Governor Supports Moves to Ban the Import and Sale of Used Clothing (2/13/2015)
Bali Governor Supports Push to Eliminate Building and Property Taxes on Private Residences (2/13/2015)
Bali’s Snake Fruit Salak Growers Face Low Prices Due to Bountiful Harvest (2/13/2015)
Bali to Soon Have a Total of Nine Tsunami Warning Towers (2/13/2015)
Bali Upgrades the Monument of the People’s Victory in Denpasar (2/13/2015)
“Silence of Nature” an Exhibition of Paintings by Nyoman Sujana Kenyam in North Bali February 10 – March 29, 2015. (2/8/2015)
Indonesian Arrivals Increased 7.19% in 2014 at 9.44 Million (2/7/2015)
Radio and Television Stations to Go Silent for 24-Hours on Nyepi Day March 21, 2015 (2/7/2015)
Former Tourism Minister Jero Wacik Named for Second Time as Corruption Suspect by KPK (2/7/2015)
Legislators and Police Conclude X-ray Screening and Security at Bali’s Port of Gilimanuk is More Show than Substance (2/7/2015)
The Success Story of Community-based Tourism Development in the North Bali Village of Pemuteran (2/7/2015)
Bali Tourism Chief: Too Many Hotels Foreshadows the Death of Cultural Tourism (2/7/2015)
Bali Reconsiders a ‘Mandatory Donation’ from Tourism Visitors to Fund Natural and Culture Preservation (2/7/2015)
Australian Consumer Groups Takes Aim at Indonesian AirAsia X Seeking Compensation for Cancelled Flight (2/7/2015)
Investors Sought for Senior Citizen Tourism Projects in Bali (2/7/2015)
Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways Accused of Unfair Competition (2/7/2015)
Beyond Bali: Death in North Kalimantan Gives Pause to Bali Aficionados of Cock Fighting (2/7/2015)
Police Launch Massive 14-Day Crackdown on Street Crime During First Half of February 2015 (2/7/2015)
Significant Zoning and Building Code Violations Found at Hotel Alana Building-Site in East Denpasar, Bali (2/6/2015)
Buleleng Regency Rejects Villa Complex Construction on Menjangan Island (2/6/2015)
Indonesian Minister of Transportation Bans Airline Ticket Sales at Airports (2/6/2015)
Indonesia Targets 10 million Foreign Visitors in 2015 (2/6/2015)
Bali Governor Calls for Support of April 16, 2015 Ban on Beer Sales at Minimarkets and Convenience Stores (2/6/2015)
Travel Agent Association of India (TAAI) to Meet in Nusa Dua, Bali March 26-29, 2015 (2/6/2015)
Social Costs and Negative Impact of Tobacco Use in Indonesia Negates Any Revenues Generated for the State (2/6/2015)
No Injuries as Garuda Flight from Bali to Lombok Slides Off the Runway (2/6/2015)
French Expat Furniture Designer Caught by Bali Police with Methamphetamines (2/6/2015)
Australian Lecturer on Wealth Accumulation Found Dead in Bali Budget Hotel (2/2/2015)
Editorial: 14-year-old Unlicensed School Girl Dies While Operating a Motorbike in Gianyar, Bali (2/2/2015)
For Solemen Foundation Helping Children is Kids Play (2/1/2015)
Man in East Bali Killed by a Falling Durian (2/1/2015)
Badung Regency Warns Bali Airport Over Unauthorized Use of Ground Water (2/1/2015)
Bali Governor Asks that Free-Roaming Dogs be Eliminated (2/1/2015)
Bali Retailers Raise Objections to Coming Ban on Beer Sales at Convenience Stores and Minimarkets (2/1/2015)
30% of Official Permits Application in Denpasar, Bali Refused (2/1/2015)
Elderly American Dies in Ubud, Bali After Falling into a Deep River Ravine (2/1/2015)
Young Russian Woman Could Face Death for Smuggling Drugs into Bali (2/1/2015)
Bali Culinary Professionals Monthly Luncheon at Ginger Moon – Saturday, February 28, 2015 (1/31/2015)
Governor Calls for Detailed Study of Suicide in Bali (1/31/2015)
Minister of Transportation Order to Ban Overloaded Trucks from Entering Bali Remains Unenforced in the Face of Defiant Truck Drivers (1/31/2015)
Indonesian Tourism Minister Thinks Bali Needs a 100,000-person Capacity Exhibition Hall (1/31/2015)
Indonesian Visitors without Valid KTP Refused Entry to Bali at Gilimanuk Port (1/31/2015)
NZ Media Couple Report Inappropriate Request from Bali Traffic Cop (1/31/2015)
Australian Federal Police Will Continue to Provide Information to Assist Indonesian Police in the Arrest of Australian Lawbreakers (1/30/2015)
Baggage Storage Facilities at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (1/30/2015)
Indonesian Airlines Required to Check Cockpit Crew's Health on Each Flight Before Takeoff (1/30/2015)
Garuda to Resume Inclusion of Passenger Service Charge in Ticket Price Effective February 1, 2015 (1/30/2015)
Immigration, Police and Manpower Officials to Closely Supervise Foreign Workers in 2015 (1/30/2015)
Garuda Indonesia Earns Five Star Rating from Skytrax (1/30/2015)
Bali Drug Prisoners Will be Relocated to Java for Execution (1/30/2015)
International Wine Legend Christian Vannequé Dies in Bali at 65 (1/30/2015)
Governor Pastika Opens Indian Classical Music Performance at Festival of India (1/30/2015)
Strong Demand in Chinese Market for Beijing to Bali Flights (1/30/2015)
An 80-year-old German Dies at Sanur Resort from Heart Failure. (1/30/2015)
Provincial Workers in Bali Government Granted Only a One-Day Holiday at Galungan (12/13/2014)
Bali Culinary Professionals Christmas Party on Saturday, December 20, 2014 (12/12/2014)
Bali Community Choir in Concert of Christmas Music on Friday, December 19, 2014 (12/12/2014)
Major Royal Cremation to Take Place in Ubud on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (12/5/2014)
Enjoy a Traditional Megibung Christmas Feast at Bali Asli in Karangasem, East Bali on Christmas Day 2014 (12/5/2014)