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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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News and Views from the "Island of the Gods". New messages are added frequently.


Fire Destroys 7 Shop Houses in East Denpasar, Bali (12/20/2014)
Australian Mantra Hotel Group Scales Down its Plans in Tough Bali Marketplace (12/19/2014)
Bali Identifies Areas at Risk of Natural Disaster and Maps Plans to Minimize Destruction (12/19/2014)
Bali Airport to Operate 134 Extra Flights Over Christmas and New Year Period (12/19/2014)
Editorial: We Support Jakarta Globe Call for President Joko Widodo to Cancel the Benoa Bay Reclamation (12/19/2014)
Bali Seeks to Add 500,000 Tourist Visitors in 2015 (12/19/2014)
Bali’s Tanah Lot Temple Experiencing a Record Number of Visitors Leader Up to Year End Piodalan Ceremony (12/19/2014)
Singaraja, Bali Immigration Office Deports 282 Foreign Workers in 2014 (12/19/2014)
Pendawa Beach Visitors in Bali Reminded that Sexual Activity and Swimming While Menstruating are Not Allowed (12/19/2014)
JetStar to Fly Direct Three Time a Week Cairns to Bali Flights Starting in March 2015 (12/19/2014)
Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Mochammad Toha Hasan, January 19 - March 12,2015 at Ganesha Gallery at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay (12/19/2014)
Hard Rock Imagine a Better World and Raises Smile and Funds for Indonesian Children (12/19/2014)
Government Pledges to Halt the Rapid Decline in the Indonesian Rupiah (12/19/2014)
Matahari Adds 3rd Store in Bali at Lippo Mall Kuta (12/19/2014)
Bali Governor Puts Island on Heightened State of Alert Following Sydney Hostage Drama and Discovery of Indonesian ISIS Sympathizers in Malaysia (12/19/2014)
Ritz-Carlton Makes a Beachhead on Bali’s Southern Coast (12/19/2014)
Editorial: The Lack of a Public Hearing Process in Bali is Leading Bali into Murky Dangerous Waters on Non-Transparency (12/19/2014)
Pertamina Says it will Go Ahead with ‘Perfectly Safe’ LNG Depot at Bali’s Port of Benoa (12/19/2014)
PT Pelni Doubles the Maximum Passenger Limits on its Passenger Ships Over the Year End Holiday Period (12/13/2014)
Provincial Workers in Bali Government Granted Only a One-Day Holiday at Galungan (12/13/2014)
While Government Targets 20 Million Foreign Tourists by 2019, Concerns Expressed Regarding Carrying Capacity of Indonesia’s Tourism Infrastructure (12/13/2014)
Requirement to Include Airport Service Charge in Price of Airline Tickets Postponed until March 1, 2015 (12/13/2014)
An exhibition of Batik by Museum Kain at the Ganesha Gallery in Bali from December 25, 2014 – January 2, 2015 (12/13/2014)
Bali Culinary Professionals Christmas Party on Saturday, December 20, 2014 (12/12/2014)
Bali by the Numbers: While November Foreign Tourist Arrival Dip, Bali Likely to End 2014 with 3.7 million Foreign Visitors (12/12/2014)
Bali Community Choir in Concert of Christmas Music on Friday, December 19, 2014 (12/12/2014)
Governor Identifies Clean Toilets at Government Offices as Fundamental to Good Public Service (12/12/2014)
Increasing Shallowness of Benoa Bay Underlines Need to Revitalize the Area’s Natural Environment (12/12/2014)
Mountains of Trash Wash Ashore in Kuta in Seasonal Blight on Bali’s Shores (12/12/2014)
Balinese Law Student Sentenced to 9-Year Prison for Marijuana Possession (12/12/2014)
Visitor Retribution Fees for Kintamani Set to Increase in 2015 (12/12/2014)
Villa Maha Ungasan Villa Project in South Bali Under Scrutiny for Lack of Legal Building Permits (12/12/2014)
Arif Wibowo Takes on CEO Role at Garuda Indonesia with Revamped Board of Directors and Commissioners (12/12/2014)
Pause in Construction at the Legally Problematic The Crystal on the Bay Hotel in Bali (12/12/2014)
Police Cracking Down on Out of Bali License Plates on Island-Based Vehicles (12/12/2014)
Bali-Based Author Richard E. Lewis Does a Whimsical Retake on a Christmas Classic (12/12/2014)
Brisbane Court Rules Man Who Disrupted Brisbane to Bali Flight Was Only Having a Panic Attack (12/12/2014)
Consumption and Sale of Magic Mushrooms in Bali Becomes a Felony Offense on January 1, 2015 (12/12/2014)
Indonesian Painting Legend Nyoman Gunarsa Showing Strong Signs of Recovery During Hospitalization Following Recent Stroke (12/11/2014)
New Lounge Opened in Domestic Terminal of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport (12/11/2014)
Russian Woman with 2 kilograms of Methamphetamines Arrested After Arriving on Flight from Hong Kong (12/11/2014)
Garuda Indonesia CEO Emirsyah Satar Resigns (12/11/2014)
Be Sure to Buy a Handmade Noisemaker to Welcome in the Coming Holidays in Bali (12/11/2014)
Indonesia to Offer 50% Discounts in Landing Fees for Wide-Bodied Aircraft (12/11/2014)
Harley Davidson Outing Member Dies in Bali Traffic Mishap (12/11/2014)
‘Journey Through Asia’ an Exhibition of Photographs by Jean-Paul Navicet at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Through March 8, 2015 (12/11/2014)
Indonesian Government Establishes 24-Hour Help Numbers and SMS Services for Indonesians Traveling Abroad (12/11/2014)
Joko Widodo Warns Death Row Narcotic Offender to Expect No Mercy from the Office of the President (12/11/2014)
Asparagus Crops Grown in Bali Earning a Domestic and Export Market (12/6/2014)
Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran Bali Reprimanded for Discharging Treated Sewage into Open Drains that Empty into Jimbaran Bay (12/6/2014)
Legality of Permits and Licenses for The Crystal on the Bay at Nusa Dua Project Called into Question by Bali Lawmakers (12/6/2014)
Plein Air – an Exhibition of Paintings by Theo Zantman at Art Patio in Lovina, North Bali Through February 1, 2015 (12/5/2014)
Waka Hotel & Resorts to Rebrand and Manage Shorea Beach Resort at Nusa Bay Menjangan (12/5/2014)
Bali Prepares Standby Supplies of Rice and Tents in the Event of Natural Disasters (12/5/2014)
Badung Lawmakers Call for Closure of Ocean Blue Hotel for Unpaid Taxes by December 31, 2014 (12/5/2014)
Fines Imposed on Smokers at Bali Sanglah General Hospital (12/5/2014)
Bali Police Launch Call Center 110, Panic Button Alarms and Public Information Studio (12/5/2014)
AirAsia Indonesia Increases Direct Air Access to Indonesia from Singapore to Five Cities (12/5/2014)
East Bali Motorcycle Collision Claims the Life of 51-Year-Old German Expatriate (12/5/2014)
Tanah Lot Expected to Record 3 Million Visitors by End of 2014 (12/5/2014)
Major Royal Cremation to Take Place in Ubud on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (12/5/2014)
Transportation and Tourism Accessibility Study for Sanur Now Underway (12/5/2014)
New Zealander Discovered with 1.709 Kilograms of Methamphetamines at Bali’s Airport (12/5/2014)
Five Criminals to be Executed in Indonesia Before New Years (12/5/2014)
Garuda Indonesia’s Losses Grow in Q3 2014, But Promises Profitability in 2015 (12/5/2014)
Bali Tourism Concerned that Ban on Government Meetings will Unduly Impact Island’s Hotel Industry (12/5/2014)
Enjoy a Traditional Megibung Christmas Feast at Bali Asli in Karangasem, East Bali on Christmas Day 2014 (12/5/2014)
Final Decision on Merpati’s Nusantara Airline’s Fate Expected before Christmas 2014 (12/5/2014)
Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Hosts Party for Jakarta Media and Business Partners (12/5/2014)
The Hotel and Restaurant Sectors Remain the Prima Donna of Tax Revenues for Bali’s Southern Regency of Badung. (12/5/2014)
Paul Grigson Appointed as Australia’s Ambassador to Jakarta (12/5/2014)
Surge in Budget and City Hotels in Ubud Threaten Home Stay Operators and the Sustainability of Areas Cultural Traditions (12/5/2014)
Bribes Rampant at Bali Ferry Crossing of Gilimanuk (12/5/2014)
Local Traders Resist Government Efforts to Move Them into New Traditional Art Market at Kintamani, Bali (11/30/2014)
Malaysian Dies While Diving at Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben, North Bali (11/30/2014)
Bali Chamber of Commerce Calls for Water Rationing for Island’s Tourism Industry (11/30/2014)
Two Week Traffic Obedience Program Targeted to Issues 4,300 Traffic Tickets Before December 9, 2014 (11/30/2014)
Danish Drug User Condemned to Prison for 9 Months for Heroin Possession in Bali (11/30/2014)
Bali Hotels and Resorts Rank High in 2014 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (11/30/2014)
Garuda Considering Flights Between Perth and Lombok (11/30/2014)
Indonesia Poised to Resume Execution of Convicted Criminals (11/30/2014)
Editorial: Man Who Assisted in Murder of American Paul Latourell in Bali Given Lenient 20-Month Sentence in an Apparent Misapplication of the Criminal Code. (11/30/2014)
Garuda Aiming to Be Named Among the World Best Five Airlines (11/30/2014)
Two Dutch Nationals Working on a Night Cruise Arrested by Bali Immigration For Visa Violation and Deported (11/30/2014)
At Least 6 Separate Enforcement Teams Sweeping South Bali Searching for Illegal Foreign Workers (11/28/2014)
Russian Tourist Caught Shoplifting US$6 Bric-a-brac from Tanah Lot Tourist (11/28/2014)
Australian Man Netted for Working as Illegal English teacher in Bali is Registered as Child Sex Offender in Queensland (11/28/2014)
Inclement Bureaucratic Atmosphere Threatens Indonesia’s Plans to Increase Cruise Tourism (11/28/2014)
Immigration Office at Bali’s Airport Takes Urgent Steps to End Long Lines for Foreign Tourists (11/28/2014)
Bali Governor Makes Film for Indonesian President to Show Poor Immigration Service at Bali’s Airport and Calls for End to Fees Sought by Middlemen (11/28/2014)
Indonesia’s Lion Air Group Becomes the World Largest Purchaser of ATR Aircraft (11/28/2014)
Bali Toll Road Operators Announce Plans to Build a Benoa Bay Rest Area (11/28/2014)
Bali Hai Cruises Introduces the Aquanaut Pontoon as Part of Popular Nusa Lembongan Day Cruise Programs (11/28/2014)
Meritus Hotels to Open First Indonesian Property in Seminyak, Bali in 2014 (11/28/2014)
InterContinental Bali Resort Celebrates its Majority by Donating Rp. 338 million to Bali Life Foundation (11/28/2014)
Bali’s Own Rio Sidik Records Live Album – The Sound of the Mystical Vibe (11/28/2014)
Sampan Tariffs from Bali to Nusa Penida Increase 30% Following Fuel Price Increase (11/28/2014)
Brazilian Tourist Sentenced to 9 Months Prison for Narcotics Use and Possession (11/28/2014)
Governor Says Televised Hindu Dharma Prayers Must be Standardized and Coordinated by the Bali-Indonesia Hindu Society (PHDI) (11/28/2014)
Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines (11/23/2014)
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal (11/23/2014)
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali (11/23/2014)
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays (11/23/2014)
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks (11/23/2014)
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali (11/23/2014)
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali (11/23/2014)
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom (11/23/2014)
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles (11/21/2014)
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore (11/21/2014)
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison (11/21/2014)
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali (11/21/2014)
High School Boy Drowns While Fishing at Serangan Island in Bali (11/21/2014)
Bali Customs and Police Arrest Local Woman for Receiving Narcotics by Parcel Post (11/21/2014)
Bali Airport Bombed, Burnt and Crashed Into in the Course of a Single Day’s Safety Drill Simulation (11/21/2014)
Bali Hard Rock Hotel Rolls Out Venues and Services for their VIP ‘Rock Royalty’ (11/21/2014)
Ferry Tariffs Increase Between East Java and Bali (11/21/2014)
Fairmont Take Charge at Regent Sanur Beach Resort (11/21/2014)
Garuda and Bali Indonesia to Host 59th Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines Meeting November 12-13, 2015 (11/21/2014)
73-Year-Old Dutch Tourist Drowns Off Legian Beach in Bali (11/21/2014)
Garuda CEO Openly Criticizes Pertamina’s Monopoly on the Importation of Avtur (11/21/2014)
Four Foreigners Arrested and Deported for Working Illegally at Essensual Salon in Kuta, Bali (11/21/2014)
Garuda Indonesia to Fly Three Times a Week Bali to Beijing, China Starting January 18, 2104 (11/21/2014)
Purse Snatcher on Motorcycle in Kuta Gets His Comeuppance from Angry Bystanders (11/21/2014)
Government Implements Long-Expected Fuel Price Increase at Midnight on Monday, November 17, 2014 (11/21/2014)