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…

OMA's Bali hotel provides open space for guests and locals to mix

First OMA hotel in Bali has been designed both for guests and to engage the local community, with an open space for cultural events and leisure activities. The open space, or platform, at Potato Head Studios runs from the hotel down to the beach at Seminyak and is based on the raised and ground-level courtyards of Indonesian…

InterContinental Bali announces fine art collaborative project with Japanese Manga artist

Bringing the world’s reputable Japanese art to the island, InterContinental Bali Resort has announced an exceptional collaboration with the renowned Japanese Manga’s illustrator, Wamizu, who has been involved in several major projects including JR West Japan Summer campaign. Through this intercultural project, Wamizu san has passionately created collectable of Manga illustrations capturing the InterContinental life…

Above Rooftop Lounge was voted the best in Bali for the year

Travellers searching for the best food, drinks and views Bali has to offer should look to the skies where a glamorous rooftop bar is serving up Asian tapas and custom-made cocktails. Hailed as the ‘Best Rooftop Bar’ in the 2019 Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Cafe Awards, Above Rooftop Lounge sits atop the Four Points…