193 Earthquakes Shake E. Java Over 2 Days

An official of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency  (BPBD), Abdul Muhari, told the National News Agency Antara that reports are lacking regarding damage and casualties in connection with many rapid-fire earthquakes that hit in the off-shore area of Tuban, East Java, mid-day on Friday, 23 March 2024. Reports from the BPBD field personnel confirm areas […]

Disciples Escoffier Indonesia Competition

The Indonesian Chapter of Disciple Escoffier announced the results of The Young Talent Escoffier Culinary Competition held Friday, 03 May 2024, at Politeknik International Bali. The prestigious annual contest allows young culinary talents to showcase their gastronomic skills. As in years past, this year’s event did not fail to dazzle and amaze observers via an

IMEX: Bali’s Entree to World Music 9-12 May

Indonesia is a nation comprised of more than 17,000 islands. Its population is 260 million, representing at least 1,331 ethnic groups. The extensive archipelago is a crossroads where Eastern and Western civilizations converged and comingled with a dazzling array of existing ancient cultures.  Franki Raden As a result, the incredible musical cultures found today across

Escalating Overtourism in Bali

CNN Indonesia reports that critical social media remarks regarding Bali’s traffic jams and mounting trash problems support accusations that the popular Indonesian island holiday destination has been overwhelmed by overtourism. Bali received the unenviable distinction of being mentioned by CNN as one of the destinations that have suffered the most from overtourism. Other media, including

Super Air Jet 4X Weekly Bali to Samarinda

The Indonesian Super Air Jet Airline opened a new route connecting Bali and Samarinda in East Kalimantan starting Friday, 26 April 2024. The new service will operate four times weekly on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.”  Super Air Jet According to Ari Azhari, the President Director of Super Air Jet, the new Bali—Samarinda route targets

Bali Mandara Toll Tariff Increase

PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol, the State-owned operator of The Bali Mandara Toll Road connecting Sanur—Nugurha Rai Airport—Nusa Dua, has increased its official toll tariff, effective 27 April 2024. A decree issued by the Minister of Public Works and Housing (Number 769/KPTS/M/2024) announced the following new toll tariff for the Bali Mandara Toll Road.  New

Tony Bruggemans-Legendary Life Lived Large

Tony Bruggemans was a well-known and much-loved hospitality professional whose career spanned six decades and professional assignments across five of the world’s seven continents, working in Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, South Africa, the USA, The Philippines, Hawaii, and even Antarctica.  Born in Liege, Brussels, during the height of WW II on 13 June

Tough Customs Stance on Luggage Revoked

Following nationwide protests against the new rules issued by the Minister of Trade (Nomor 36 Tahung 2023), subsequently reissued as Commerce Minister Regulation Number 3 of 2024 on importation policies, the Government has essentially revoked these rules that severely limited the amount and value of goods travelers can hand carry when arriving in Indonesia. Many

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Jan-Feb 2024 Arrivals Up 21% Year-on-Year

Tourism arrival numbers to Bali continue to surge. Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport welcomed 1,751,427 passengers during the entire month of February 2024. Of that number, 1,002,390 (57%) were international travelers. Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the General Manager of Bali’s Airport, Handy Heryudhitiawan, said the 1,75 million tourists who traveled to Bali did

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