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Walk starting at one of the Ubud Boutique Hotels

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Walk starting at one of the Ubud Boutique Hotels

Jun - 25 2015

The shuttle of Villa Sabandari, one of the newest Ubud boutique hotels, will drop you off at the start of the walk and will pick you up at the end. A phone call to the driver will do the trick. Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to […]

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Keeping an eye on Villa Sabandari since 2009. Google+

Radio and Television Stations to Go Silent for 24-Hours on Nyepi Day March 21, 2015

Feb - 10 2015

The chief of the Indonesian Broadcast Commission for Bali (KPID-Bali), Anak Agung Gede Rai Sahadewa, said he will coordinate with TV and radio broadcast stations in anticipation of Bali’s official day of silence – Nyepi Tahun Baru Saka 1937 that falls on March 21, 2015. For a 24-hour period commencing from sunrise on March 21, […]

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‘Secret Bali’ captures island’s traditions behind tourist facade

Dec - 17 2014

Secret Bali:: Behind The Tourist Facade by Jill Gocher with Jean Couteau Published by Now! Bali Publication 120 pages (Courtesy of UWRF) People who are in Bali, either seasonal tourists or contented expats, may eventually realize that the island has partly turned superficial — with the growing presence of lavish restaurants and shops, luxurious Bali […]

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Besakih: Making the Sacred Less Profane

Jun - 10 2014

Bali Chairman of Tour Operators Association Explains Why the Island’s Most Sacred Besakih Temple is Absent from Local Tour Activities The Jakarta Post quotes the chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA-Bali) Ketut Ardana who admits that many tour and travel agencies avoid or limit offering Bali’s Mother Temple of Besakih […]

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Dreamliners to Paradise

Apr - 22 2014

Qatar Airways will commence a new ten-hour non-stop flight service between Doha and Bali starting on July 21, 2014. In October 2014 the non-stop service between Bali and Doha will begin use a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Qatar has been operating a successful Doha to Bali service with an intermediate stop in Singapore. Strong demand […]

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International Terminal at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport Now Open for Business

Sep - 24 2013

Bali Airport : New Welcome On Thursday, September 19, 2013, PT Angkasa Pura I (PAP-I) began the process relocating all operational aspects of its service to international air passengers to it newly opened international terminal at the Bali  Airport.  PAP-I is the management authority of Bali’s airport. The CEO of PAP-I, Tommy Soetomo proclaimed the massive relocation project a success. […]

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Bali Wedding Ceremony

Sep - 10 2013

  At Bali Wedding Ceremony Congratulating Anak Agung Gede Raka Isnawa,Villa Sabandari‘s gardener, and his bride in his father’s compound. A Balinese home is the result of a complex interweaving of various elements – a kind of feng shui (the interaction of the physical world with the spirit one), economic wealth, caste, kinship ties and […]

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Bali by the Book

Sep - 10 2013

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013 October 11-15. More than 170 famous writers, performers, artists, musicians and visionaries are slated to appear at the 2013 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) to be held October 11-15, 2013. Coming to the festival are U.K. bestselling author Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong, Devil May Care), Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk […]

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Ubud, Bali Ranked Among the World 10 Friendliest Cities by Conde Nast Traveler

Aug - 27 2013

Ubud, Bali among the friendliest tourism destinations Worthy of note it that Bali’s hillside community of Ubud tied for ninth place together with Kilkenny, Ireland as the friendliest place to visit on a holiday. Conde Nast’s list of the friendliest tourism destinations: 1. Florianopolis, Brazil 2. Hobart, Tasmania 3. Thimpu, Bhutan 4. Queenstown, New Zealand 5. […]

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The Toll of Waiting

Aug - 21 2013

President Yudhoyono to ‘Soon’ Inaugurate Bali’s First Toll Road Following reports that the inauguration of Bali’s new toll way connecting Benoa to Nusa Dua would be delayed due to Presidential scheduling conflicts, the Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto has confirmed that the President would open Bali’s new toll road sometime in the coming few weeks. Quoted […]

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