Category: Bali news

Sulawesi Earthquake: does it affect Bali and how can you help?

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You might have heard about the earthquake and tsunami in Suwalesi on the 28th of September. The impact of the disaster caused four districts/cities to be severely affected: Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong. Does this affect Bali? The epicentre of…

Mount Agung volcano

Mount Agung Volcano: facts about the eruption (updated)

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Update as of 03/07/2018: At 9:28 am and 9:46 am, local time, the volcano erupted. The ash cloud blows towards the west. The airport operates normally. (Source: Dr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho) Update as of 02/07/2018: At 9:04pm, local time, Mount…

It’s Galungan and Kuningan time again in Bali

The 10-day period of Galungan is one of the most important religious ceremonies in Bali. Every 210 days, based on the local Pawukon calendar, this island erupts with more color and festive buzz than its usual positive vibe. It celebrates…

Ashes to ashes, Funk to funky

After passing away at the age of 69, rock icon, David Bowie, requested in his will that he be cremated in Bali. In his 20-page will, filed in New York on 29 January, the singer is reported to have written that…

Bali airport closed due to Mount Rinjani volcano eruption

The most stunning attraction in Lombok, Mount Rinjani has become the reason why Bali and Lombok airports are closed. It had a small explosive eruption on October 25 and the ashes have been blowing together Denpasar airport due to wind…