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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…

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…

61 Chinese tourists in Bali depart for Wuhan in time for Cap Go Meh celebrations

A flight chartered by the Chinese Consulate-General picked up 61 Chinese nationals from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Saturday to bring them back to Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.  The tourists, comprising 49 adults and 12 children, had been stranded in Bali since Wednesday following the Indonesian government’s decision to…

John Woolley has been appointed as GM for The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Luxury beachfront resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, is delighted to welcome John Woolley as their new General Manager from January 20th 2020. Bringing over 20 years’ experience with Marriott International to his new role, John’s illustrious career has taken him around the globe, most recently to the island of Gods in 2015. As General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak…