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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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Bali by the Numbers: No Sign of an Australian Boycott as Bali’s Arrival Figures for February Increase 21% (3/22/2015)
Bali Toll Road Estimated to Have Cost US$24,000 in Toll Fees Due to Nyepi Closure (3/22/2015)
Bali Waiting for 2 Helicopters for Search and Rescue Operations (3/22/2015)
In a Tradition Unique to Bali, an Entire Island Suspends All Activity on ‘Nyepi’ for 24-Hours to Celebrate The Bali-Hindu New Year (3/22/2015)
President Joko Widodo to Host Welcoming Dinner for Those Attending Bali & Beyond Travel Fair June 10-14, 2015 (3/22/2015)
422 Domestic and International Flights Cancelled in Bali During Nyepi – Bali’s Day of Silence (3/22/2015)
PLN-Bali Report Significant Drop in Electrical Power Demand During Nyepi Celebrations (3/22/2015)
Local and International Artists to Auction Art to Educate Balinese Children on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 (3/22/2015)
West Nusa Tenggara Governor Says ‘No” to Plans to Mine Sand from West Lombok to Reclaim Bali’s Benoa Bay (3/22/2015)
Chicago Teenager in Jail and on Trial for Murder in Bali Gives Birth to a Baby Girls (3/22/2015)
Tourism Expert Warns More Tourists Does not Guarantee Proportionate Rise in Tourism Expenditures (3/22/2015)
Entrepreneurship Expo to be Held in Bali April 9-13, 2015 (3/22/2015)
Badung Government Working to Reverse Decline of Balinese Cultural Traditions (3/22/2015)
Maria Savateeva Given ‘Time Served’ for Shoplifting in Kuta Beachwalk Shop in Bali (3/22/2015)
Indonesia increases number of Countries Eligible for Visa-On-Arrival to 45 (3/22/2015)
Balinale – Bali Film Festival 2015 Returns for 9th Edition September 24-30, 2015. First Call for Film Submissions. (3/22/2015)
‘Interior Journey’ – a Painting Exhibition by Made Mangku Mahendra at The Pullman Legian Nirwana in Bali (3/22/2015)
General Ronny Franky Sompie Takes Command of the Bali Police (3/19/2015)
Tourism Minister Targets 12 Million Foreign Tourist Visitors in 2015 (3/19/2015)
40-meter Rescue Boat KN Arjuna Now Based at Bali’s Benoa Harbor (3/19/2015)
Badung Regency Tourism Chief Calls for Review of Ban on Sales of Beer at Bali Convenience Stores and Beaches (3/19/2015)
Indonesian Tourism Minister Explains that Australians will Receive Visa-Free Status when Indonesians Enjoy Same Courtesy in Australia (3/19/2015)
NusaBay Lembongan Resort by Waka Hotels on Nusa Penida Island Refurbished and Open for Business (3/19/2015)
President Questions If Granting Visa-Free Facility to More Countries Will Jeopardize National Security (3/19/2015)
German National Sentenced to 15-Year in Prison for Smuggling Cocaine into Bali (3/15/2015)
Indonesian Musician Indra Lesmana Moves House, Home and Studio to the Island of Bali (3/15/2015)
Editorial: Indonesia’s Tourism Sector Being Overlooked in Current Efforts to Halt Rupiah's Decline (3/15/2015)
Indian Tourist Numbers to Bali Up 47.52% for January-February 2015 (3/15/2015)
Rooting Out 22 Illegal Villas in Karangasem Bali (3/15/2015)
Minister of Finances Signals Leniency for Tourism Sector in Requiring Financial Transaction in Indonesian be in Rupiahs (3/15/2015)
The Crystal on the Bay Project is 8 Meters Too High and Infringes on Protected Mangrove Forest (3/15/2015)
Investor Tells Corruption Court in Denpasar, Bali of Payments Made to Klungkung Regent Wayan Candra to Establish a Casino Resort on Nusa Penida (3/15/2015)
Manpower Minister Pledges to Reduce Use of Foreign Workers in Indonesia (3/15/2015)
Denpasar and Kuta Coded as Narcotics “Red Zones” (3/13/2015)
Declining Rupiah Providing Profit to Bali’s Foreign Visitors (3/13/2015)
Bali Hai Cruises Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a Group of Pleasantly Surprised Passengers (3/13/2015)
Family-Style Dining at Soleil every Friday and Saturday Night at Soleil – The Mulia Resorts and Villas – Nusa Dua (3/13/2015)
Japan, Russia, South Korea and China to Soon be Eligible for Visa-Free Visits to Indonesia (3/13/2015)
Surfers and Beach Traders Lament Plans to Ban Beer Sales on Bali’s Beaches (3/13/2015)
World Class Ceramics and Candles Products from Bali on Offer to Shoppers at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Arcade (3/13/2015)
4th BII Maybank Bali International Marathon on Sunday, August 30, 2105 (3/13/2015)
Australian Woman Found Dead in Legian – Kuta Hotel (3/13/2015)
Indonesian Tourism Minister: Weakening Rupiah Will Bring More Tourist Visitors (3/13/2015)
Garuda Indonesia Cited as the Only Indonesian Airline Meeting IATA’s Strict Air Safety Standards (3/13/2015)
PT TWBI Accused of Railroading Public Hearing Process on the Reclamation of Benoa Bay (3/13/2015)
Governor Pastika Invites Denmark to Help Bali Develop Solar Energy Sources (3/13/2015)
Indonesian Culinary Expert Says Indonesian Restaurants Operating Abroad Should Stay True to Form (3/13/2015)
Agrarian Minister and National Land Agency Chief Say Foreigners Owning Land Will have their Lands Nationalized (3/13/2015)
Paradise Hostel Accused of Violating No-Build Religious Radius of Uluwatu Temple (3/8/2015)
Indonesian AirAsia Now Flied Twice Daily Between Bali and Bangkok (3/8/2015)
Marriott GMs Make Merry on a Day of Fun for Bali's Most Disadvantaged Families (3/8/2015)
Angkasa Pura Working to Improve Customer Experience at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport (3/7/2015)
Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak to Hold ‘Bali will Rock like Broadway’ on Friday, April 10, 2015 (3/7/2015)
Editorial: Events in Nepal Need to be Carefully Noted by Bali’s Tourism Leaders (3/7/2015)
Bali Celebrates its Pets and Animals on ‘Tumpek Kandang.’ (3/7/2015)
Ronny Sompie Moved from Public Relations Role at Police Headquarters to Top Cop for Bali (3/6/2015)
16 Villas Destroyed by Fire on Nusa Lembongan (3/6/2015)
Pressure Grows for Bali to Ditch Partnership Agreement with PT NOEI to Manage the Massive Rubbish Dump in Suwung, South Bali (3/6/2015)
Bali Tourism Grows in January 2015 While National Arrivals Decline 3.99% (3/6/2015)
Water Sports Operators in Tanjung Benoa Seek Permission to Borrow Land from The Chedi Sakala Hotel to be Used as a Parking Lot (3/6/2015)
Balinese Restaurant Operator Dragged to Death by Chinese Tourist Bus (3/6/2015)
Bali Named a Favorite in Recent Poll of Meeting and Conference Industry (3/6/2015)
Australian Tourist Makes Police Report of Sexual Abuse at Airport by Immigration Official (3/6/2015)
Governor Wants to Move Kerobokan Prison to an Area Adjacent to the Suwung Rubbish Dump (3/6/2015)
Two Bali Hotels Win Honors in 2014 Chinese Travel Awards (3/6/2015)
German Sports Facility Operator Eyes International Stadium Project at Pecatu, Bali (3/6/2015)
Foreign Workers in Indonesia to be Required to Prove Language Proficiency (3/6/2015)
Indonesia AirAsia X to Commence Postponed Melbourne to Bali Flights on March 17, 2015 (3/6/2015)
Bali to Host World Congress of Consuls October 15-18, 2015 (3/6/2015)
Russian Lady Shoplifter Faces 5 Years in a Bali Jail (3/6/2015)
Tourism Officials to be Invited to Focused Discussion Groups to Find a New Branding for Bali (3/6/2015)
Clive Edwards Named General Manager at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali (3/6/2015)
Dubai to Denpasar Daily with Emirate Airlines Starting June 3, 2015 (3/6/2015)
SailSensation Launches Thrice-Weekly Indian Themed Dinner Cruises (3/1/2015)
International Women’s Conference to Be Held in Nusa Dua April 5-6, 2015 (2/28/2015)
West Bali Man Suffers Burn After Lightning Strike While Urinating Under a Coconut Tree. (2/28/2015)
Bali Plans to Charge Foreign Visitors More When Visiting Provincial Tourism Objects (2/28/2015)
Bali Airport Adding 4 More VOA Desks to Speed Processing Time on Arrival (2/28/2015)
Bali Investors Accused of Giving Short Shrift to Balinese Architectural Finishes, Cultural Values and Environmental Sustainability. (2/28/2015)
Ritz-Carlton Bali Hosts Industry and Media to Beachside Cocktails (2/28/2015)
Ngurah Rai International Moves Up Dramatically in Rankings of the World’s Airport to Number 60 (2/28/2015)
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 Transportation Minister Jonan’s Orders, Overloaded Goods Trucks are Still Rife on the Gilimanuk-Denpasar Highway (2/27/2015)
Flash Trials Held at Bali’s Airport for Those 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 Suspends Lion Air's Rights to Operate 10 Domestic Air Routes (2/27/2015)
Bali’s Current Electrical Power Crisis Aggravated by Local Citizen's Resistance to Celukan Bawang Power Plant (2/27/2015)
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)