Chaos at the Denpasar airport: thousands of Australian tourists are left stranded because of a computer glitch

Thousands of holidaymakers have been left stranded in Bali after a glitch with the immigration computers at Denpasar Airport. The system crashed on Friday about 12pm, causing hours of delays for travellers venturing in and out of the holiday hotspot. Frustrated tourists took to Twitter to complain about the ordeal, claiming they had been waiting for hours without…

The Legian Sire, Lombok Opening 19th May 2020

LHM (Legian Hotel Management) has announced they will launch their latest project, The Legian Sire, Lombok, in May 2020. Located on one of Lombok’s finest beaches, the 3.8 kilometre Sire Beach, the all-suite and villa resort will have staggering views towards the Gili islands and Bali’s Mount Agung. It will be made up of The…

Eco-friendly hotel for sale Bali, Indonesia

A cultural cross section of Ubud, Bali is available for sale in the form of a fully-furnished hotel. Located between Keliki and Tegalalang, the resort is spans more than 6,280 square metres of land in the heart of rice terraces and a traditional village, while also featuring proximity to Ubud Center and the Ngurah Rai…

President Jokowi encourages Bali travel companies to give large discounts

President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has opened opportunities to give discounts of up to 30 percent to both domestic and foreign tourists as part of the government’s efforts to revive the country’s weakened tourism sector following the coronavirus outbreak. “We are still mulling over this possibility this afternoon, to give incentive discounts of 30 percent…

Kopi Luwak: animal cruelty in a cup – animal advocacy group urges TripAdvisor to stop promoting

Animal advocacy group Lady Freethinker reveals serious abuse of civet cats – urging TripAdvisor and other medias to stop encouraging and promoting kopi luwak and related tours. Kopi luwak is a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. Coffee lovers who indulge in the world’s priciest brew may…

Interview with Saras Dewi: Women's rights meet ecology

Saras Dewi (36) is a philosophy teacher at the University of Indonesia, a writer, and an environmental activist from Bali. FairPlanet talked to her about her theory, about ecofeminism, and up-to-date environmental issues Bali is facing. FairPlanet: You admitted you had little faith that people in Indonesia would read your book. Why did you have…

Lombok: tourism needs lots of development to become the "new Bali"

The Perth-to-Lombok flight introduced in June last year has contributed to a 40 per cent jump in hotel occupancy rates in the burgeoning south of the island. But the new push to make Lombok a tourism destination has not dented Australia’s love affair with its next-door neighbour, Bali. Air Asia began the direct flights in…