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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…

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…

India and Indonesia celebrates the first State Hindu university in Bali

It has been accorded university status by the Widodo administration to highlight the importance of I Gusti Bagus Sugriwa’s devotion to the nation and his contribution to understand the ethos of Hinduism and the civilisation roots is a Muslim dominated country. ndonesia has instituted the first State Hindu university of the country in Denpasar, Bali.…

Bali rockers rage against reclamation in Indonesia's tourist hub

Musician I Gede ‘Jerinx’ Ari Astina was still a student at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism. It was 1997 and massive demonstrations had erupted across Indonesia, demanding the resignation of longtime ruler, Soeharto. Jerinx joined the movement, designing posters. “I once…