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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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Editorial: Poor Grasp of Mapping Tourism Growth Underlines a Much Larger Problem (7/5/2015)
Indonesia to Introduce Law Requiring its Citizens to Register On Line When Going Abroad (7/4/2015)
Developers Say Bali Property Sales Down 75% in 2015 (7/4/2015)
Trips to London and Harley Davidson Motorcycles among Prizes to be Won Bali National Golf Club August 8-9, 2015 (7/4/2015)
Bali Airport Sets Up Command Posts in Anticipation of Lebaran Rush (7/4/2015)
PLN Worried that Bali’s Kite-Flying Seasons will Precipitate Power Outages (7/4/2015)
Indonesia to Host 2016 PATA Travel Mart (7/4/2015)
Military Transport Crash in Medan Kills at Least 113 in Long Litany of C-130 Crashes in Indonesia (7/4/2015)
Bali Threaten to Close Down Shops in Kuta and Legian Illegally Selling Beer (7/4/2015)
Bali Arts Festival Honor Nine Senior Traditional Arts Performers (7/4/2015)
New Zealand Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Bali (7/4/2015)
Jetstar Cancels Several Bali Flights to Avoid Volcanic Ash from East Java Volcano (7/4/2015)
Virgin Australian Bali to Brisbane Flight Cancelled When One Cabin Crew Calls in Sick. (7/4/2015)
Bali Police to Deploy More than 9,000 Officers to Keep the Peace on Bali Roads Over Busy Islamic Holiday Period (7/4/2015)
Bank Indonesia Officials Warns that Storekeepers Who Make Change with Candy Can Face Fines and Prison (7/4/2015)
Ticket Colors Issued by Police for Traffic Violations Explained (7/4/2015)
Bali Beer Costs Ranked Among the World’s Least Expensive (7/4/2015)
Bali Police Now Deny Threat to Ticket Helmetless Hindus on Their Way to Prayer (7/4/2015)
Garuda to Start Flights from Bali to Wakatobi in August 2015 (7/4/2015)
Government Announces Plans to Upgrade 1,000 Traditional Markets Nationwide (7/4/2015)
Four Indonesian Carriers Off the European Union’s Aviation Blacklist (7/4/2015)
Increased Activity by East Java Volcano Causing flight delays and Diversion (7/4/2015)
Bali Establishes Rabies Centers to Deal with Victims of Dog Bites (6/28/2015)
Australian Golfer Matthew Giles Wins Bali National Golf Tournament by One Stroke with Birdie on Last Hole of Play (6/28/2015)
Bali’s Blind Protest the Sad State of the Island’s Sidewalk (6/27/2015)
7-Year-Old Indian Boy Dies in Swimming Pool of Kuta Hotel (6/27/2015)
Austrian Guest Has In-Room Safe Robbed by Housekeeping Supervisor at Seminyak Boutique Hotel. (6/27/2015)
Thousands Gather for Yoga and Meditation in Downtown Denpasar, Bali on the International Day of Yoga (6/26/2015)
Free Lecture by Stenden University Bali on Employment Branding in the Hospitality Industry (6/26/2015)
Debate Erupts in North Bali Over Setback of Only 18.35 Meters from Seashore of Hotel Pop Singaraja (6/26/2015)
Water Police Pledge to Bring Order and Regulation to Ferries and Fast Boats from Bali to Gili Island and Lombok (6/26/2015)
UK Tourist Dies After Falling from Second Floor of Kuta, Bali Hotel. (6/26/2015)
Former Klunkung Regent Sentenced to 12 Years Prison for Corruption (6/26/2015)
Government Preparing Regulations to Allow Foreign Ownership of Luxury Apartments. (6/26/2015)
Bali Governor Launches Autobiography (6/26/2015)
AFP and Indonesia Police Cooperating to Fight Terrorism and the Sexual Abuse of Children (6/26/2015)
Prolonged Battle Between Sky Garden Discothèque and Former Security Guards Ends with a Negotiated Settlement (6/26/2015)
Bali’s Oldest Mosques in Klungkung Dates from 14th Century (6/26/2015)
Two Kids or Four? A New Statue in West Bali Raises Some Interesting Questions about Family Planning (6/26/2015)
Former Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture Sapta Nirwandar Called by KPK (6/26/2015)
Bali Governor Reject Plans for Thermal Power Plant in Bedugul (6/26/2015)
Indonesian National Holidays Announced for 2016 (6/26/2015)
Celebrate Bastille Day in Bali 10 Days Early on July 4, 2015 (6/26/2015)
Paul Ropp’s Factory Outlet Sales July 6-11, 2015 (6/26/2015)
Bal Lawyer Calls for Corruption Investigation of GWK Monument Park (6/26/2015)
Indonesia Tourism Minister Says Indonesia will Grow by 2 Million Foreign Tourists Every Year (6/26/2015)
Cathay Pacific Bali Reunion September 24-27, 2015 (6/21/2015)
Asian Heritage Network to Meet in Denpasar and Yogyakarta January 8-12, 2016 (6/21/2015)
Tariff to Visit Menjangan Island in North Bali Raised to Rp. 200,000 (6/21/2015)
New Zealand Man Collapses and Dies After Toppling From Large Motorcycle in Kuta, Bali (6/21/2015)
Charity Concert at Hard Rock Hotel Raises US$25,700 for Bali's Poorest (6/20/2015)
3.5 Year Old Childs Falls Five Floors to Her Death After Being Left Unattended in a Kuta Hotel Room (6/20/2015)
Bali Community Choir in Concert on Saturday, July 11, 2015 (6/20/2015)
Bali by the Numbers: Mid-year Jitters Suggest Growth in Bali Arrivals May be Slowing (6/20/2015)
In an Apparent Sudden Reversal of Fortunes, Australian Arrivals to Bali Decline 4% in May 2015 (6/20/2015)
Thai National Apprehended Trying to Smuggle Protected Decorative Coral Through Bali Airport (6/20/2015)
Seaweed Farmers at Nusa Penida Turning their Lives to Jobs in the Tourism Sector (6/20/2015)
Nusa Dua Residents Mount Protest Opposing Benoa Bay Reclamation (6/20/2015)
Bali Academic Urges Younger Generation to Consider Careers as Yoga Instructors (6/19/2015)
Bali Airport Ranked Among Top Ten Airports with the Fastest WiFi Connections (6/19/2015)
Narwastu Art Community Combines Balinese Tradition with Innovation at Bali Arts Festival Performance on July 5 and 10, 2015 (6/19/2015)
Bali Authorities Forbid Local Concert from Protesting Reclamation of Benoa Bay (6/19/2015)
Yale Whiffenpoofs Return to Bali for 5th Season on Sunday, August 9, 2015 Performance at The St. Regis Bali Resort (6/19/2015)
Garuda Indonesia Wins 'World’s Best Cabin Crew' Award for Second Consecutive Year from Skytrax (6/19/2015)
Canadian Sean Mosher Managing Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan (6/19/2015)
Immigration Now has 26 Lines to Service Arriving International Air Passengers (6/19/2015)
10th Sanur Village Festival August 26-20, 2015 (6/19/2015)
Sansan Pramata of Ritz-Carlton Bali Named Indonesia’s Best Sommelier (6/19/2015)
Lion Air Group Becomes ATR Largest Customer by Signing US$ 1 Billion Deal for 40 ATR 72-600s (6/19/2015)
Garuda Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 30 Airbus A350 XWB to Serve Long Haul Market (6/19/2015)
Bali and Beyond Travel Fair 2015 Closes with Fewer Buyers But Higher Sales (6/14/2015)
Bali Update Editor Shares How a Simple Wrist Band is Transforming his Life (6/14/2015)
Tourism Minister Opens 37th Bali Arts Festival (6/13/2015)
47-Year-Old Australian Drowns Near Padang Bai, East Bali (6/13/2015)
Bali Prosecutors Wants to Send Love-Lorn Drug-Toting Kiwi to Prison for 18 Years (6/13/2015)
Shop and Restaurant Owners at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park Complain Access to their Shops Blocked by GWK Management (6/13/2015)
Bali’s Airport Ranked World’s Third Best Airport within its Size Category (6/13/2015)
American May Be Sentenced to 12 Month Prison for Possession 3 Grams of Marijuana (6/13/2015)
Bali Beach Run Set for Sunday, September 6, 2015 (6/13/2015)
Government Introduces New List of 45 Countries Eligible for Visa-Free Entry to Indonesia at Selected Ports and Airports (6/13/2015)
Hindu Leaders Complain to Legislature About Police Plans to Make Helmets Mandatory for all Motorcyclists (6/13/2015)
Garuda Increasing Flights Jakarta to Amsterdam (6/12/2015)
Port of Bali Authority Accused of Being High-Handed and Uncoordinated Development of Port Facilities (6/12/2015)
Julie Jackson Heads Sales and Marketing at St. Regis Bali and The Laguna - a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa (6/12/2015)
Bali Airport Installs Thermal Scanner to Detect Passengers Possibly Carrying the MERS Virus (6/12/2015)
Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson Returns to Indonesia After One Month Absence to Protest Bali Nine Executions (6/12/2015)
Kuta, Bali police Nab Five Thieves Specializing in Preying on Bank Customers (6/12/2015)
Bali Suffers a Major Power Outage on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (6/12/2015)
Indonesia Seeks to Grow the Lucrative Middle Eastern Market (6/12/2015)
Como Shambhala’s Wellness Spa Cited as Among the World’s Best Spas by CNN (6/12/2015)
Effective July 1, 2015 Most Transactions in Indonesia Must be in Rupiahs (6/12/2015)
Malaysian Aru Santhiran Named Corporate General Manager of Rama Hotels and Resorts (6/12/2015)
Noor Ellis Given 12-Year Sentence in Murder of Her Businessman Husband Bob Ellis (6/12/2015)
Governor Pastika Back in Singapore for Routine Health Monitoring (6/12/2015)
Out of VAR Vaccine, Bali Steps Up the Elimination of Stray Dogs (6/12/2015)
InterContinental Bali Resort Welcomes Frederic Brohez as Resort Manager (6/7/2015)
Bali Closes and Seals The Crystal on the Bay Hotel Project (6/6/2015)
Indonesian Ministry of Tourism Appoints its Top Echelons Managers (6/6/2015)
Ubud, Bali Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Restaurants and Bars Playing Live Music Until the Early Hours (6/6/2015)
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)