Category: Bali news

Bali plastic ban

Welcome to Bali! Beware – bring your own bag!

Great News of 2019: Single-Use Plastic Ban in Bali The new year has come, bringing with it a very uplifting piece of news mixed amongst the merry celebrations: The government of Bali has officially banned single-use plastic including styrofoam, straws…

Mount Agung volcano

Mount Agung Volcano: facts about the eruption (updated)

Update as of 24/05/2019: Mount Agung had another eruption at 07:23 pm, local time. The eruption last 4 minutes and 30 seconds with volcanic ash spreading southwards.  The airport still operates normally. (Source)  Update as of 18/05/2019: Mount Agung erupted…

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…