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Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai
Sanur, Bali

++62 361 286 283 (T)
++62 361 286 284 (F)

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++62 81 238 19 724


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Hat-trick Win for Kenyan Kennedy Kiproo Lilan on His 3rd Win of BII Maybank Bali Marathon (9/14/2014)
Suicide Suspected in Death of 31-Year-Old Australian at a Kuta Hotel (9/13/2014)
Bali Hindu Support a Mass Transit Rail System that Honors Local Sensitivities (9/12/2014)
Bali's Mount Agung Closed to Hikers Until November 21, 2014 (9/12/2014)
Prosecutors Raid Bali Airport Offices Seeking Evidence in Ongoing Corruption Investigation (9/12/2014)
2nd Bali and Beyond Travel Fair Returns to Bali June 10-14, 2015 (9/12/2014)
Bali Culinary Professionals September Lunch - a Bavarian Affair at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (9/12/2014)
Centara Hotel and Resorts Opens 14-Villa Property at Nusa Dua, Bali (9/12/2014)
Airport Service Charge to be Included in Cost of Domestic Tickets Traveling form Bali's Airport (9/12/2014)
Bali to Be Home to Two Waldorf Astorias (9/12/2014)
29.09% drop in Exported Wooden Statues from Bali in January-July 2014 (9/12/2014)
CNNgo Names Six 'Must Eat' Dishes for a Balinese Holiday (9/12/2014)
Garuda Subsidiary Citilink Says Continuing Profitability Makes IPO a Better Option that Sale of Shares to a Strategic Partner (9/11/2014)
Three Unlicensed Guides Fined Rp. 1 million or 20 Day in Jail (9/11/2014)
Are Rp. 27 Billion Distribution Label Fees Paid Annually by Alcohol Dealers to Local Association an Illegal Levy? (9/11/2014)
Batur Lake Festival for October is Suddenly Cancelled Following Criminal Indictment of its Founder Jero Wacik (9/11/2014)
Tourism Sectors Credited with the Creation of 10 million Jobs in Indonesia (9/11/2014)
Bali's Banking Sector Concerned that Increase in Non-Performing Loans Foretell a Coming 'Bust' in the Island's Real Estate Sector (9/11/2014)
Alila Villa Soori Denies Information Withheld in the Drowning Death of a 3-Year-old in the Resort's Swimming Pool (9/11/2014)
Made Sudiana Sworn in as 'ad interim' Deputy-Regent of Badung in Bali (9/11/2014)
Public Work Officials Consider a Second North-South Traffic Underpass at Entrance to Bali's Airport (9/11/2014)
Traffic Patterns Change How People Travel Between Airport and Tuban-South Kuta in Bali (9/11/2014)
Bali's 'New' Ngurah Rai Domestic Terminal Opens on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 as Airport Service Charge for Domestic Flights Increases to Rp. 75,000 (9/11/2014)
Bali International Women's Association Mark 40th Anniversary with Gala Dinner at Sheraton Kuta on Thursday, September 25, 2014. (9/11/2014)
24 Foreign Students Enrolled to Learn Balinese Dance and Music at ISI Denpasar (9/11/2014)
Denpasar Police Begin Seizing Motorcycles of Unlicensed School Student Traveling to and from School (9/11/2014)
An Afternoon of Music at Bali Arts Center Performed by the Bali Community Choir, String Ochesra, Children's Choir and Music Students from Amabile Music Studio on Sunday, December 7, 2014 (9/11/2014)
Major Traffic Changes to be Trialed in Kerobokan Area of Bali September 15-October 15, 2014 (9/11/2014)
PHRI Calls for an Accurate Survey of Supply and Demand be Carried out for Hotel Rooms in Bali. (9/11/2014)
Tax Officials in North Bali Estimate that 65% of Inns, Hotels, Villas and Restaurants Now Meet Their Tax Obligations (9/11/2014)
Bali by the Numbers: January- July 2014 Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Bali Up 16.69% (9/7/2014)
Marketing, Media and Advertising Moguls Gather in Bali at APMF September 18-20, 2014 (9/7/2014)
Lion Air Ruled to Have Discriminated Against a Handicapped Traveler on a Jakarta to Bali Flight (9/7/2014)
Police Investigating Unreported Death of Balinese Child at Swimming Pool of Alila Soori Resort in West Bali (9/7/2014)
Bali’s SOLEMEN to Walk 100 Kilometers to Help Disabled Athletes (9/7/2014)
Indonesian Idol Winner Nowella and Hit Artist Petra Sihombing in Concert October 31, 2014 at Westin Nusa Dua Bali (9/7/2014)
Chef Luke Mangan and Four of Bali's Most Legendary Chefs Join Forces for One Night Only at Salt tapas & Bar on Saturday, September 20, 2014. (9/6/2014)
Search Intensifies for Queensland Man Missing on Bali and Nusa Penida Surfing Trip Since August 26, 2014 (9/6/2014)
Former Minister of Tourism and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Resigns Presidential Cabinet After Being Named a Suspect in Corruption Case. (9/6/2014)
New Canggu Club Opens Bounce Trampoline Center (9/6/2014)
Garuda Signs Agreement with Air Timor for Daily Bali to Dili (9/6/2014)
Garuda Indonesian CEO Reflects on the Natural Cycles of the World Aviation Industry (9/5/2014)
Indonesian Safety Board Issues Damning Report on Lion Air Crash in Bali on April 13, 2013. (9/5/2014)
Growth of Indonesia's Tourism Economy Outpacing the National Economy for Semester One 2014 (9/5/2014)
Real Estate Leader Warns that Bali Hotel Development is Uncontrolled, Overbuilt and has Exceeded Local Environment's Carrying Capacity (9/5/2014)
Vietnam Airlines Plans to Add More Indonesian Flight Including Flight to Bali (9/5/2014)
Jakarta Awaiting Bali's Signature on MoU for Round-Island Rail System (9/5/2014)
7 Members of Presidential Cabinet Must Leave Office Early to Take Up Elected Posts in Indonesian House of Representatives (9/5/2014)
Pratiwi Tjahja Named to Lead Post by Akmani Legian in Bali (9/5/2014)
Property Prices in Bali's Capital of Denpasar Double over Past Year (9/5/2014)
India Films Star to make Whirlwind visit to Bali (9/5/2014)
Bali's Airport Handled 15.6 million passengers in 2013 with Passenger Numbers Continuing to Rise (9/5/2014)
Questions Persist How Benoa Bay Reclamation Project can Proceed when Official Review by Bali's Udayana University Found Project Non-Viable in Every Regard (9/5/2014)
Bruneian Diplomat Attending UN Conference in Nusa Dua Bali Loses Computer Gadget to a Thief (9/5/2014)
Renon Officials in Bali Conduct Identity Checks to Keep Track of a Migrant Population Now Outnumbering Balinese by 5 to 1. (9/5/2014)
Bali Lawmaker at National House of Representatives Wants Government to Close International Schools Operating Outside the Law (9/5/2014)
President-elect Joko Widodo Speaks to Bali About Tourism (8/30/2014)
UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon Visits Bali’s Green School and Praises it Revolutionary Commitment to Sustainability (8/30/2014)
Macbeth Footwear Teams Up with Solemen to Donate Shoes for the Poor (8/30/2014)
Widespread Violation of Laws on Taxi Meter Use Damaging the Reputation of Bali as a Tourism Destination (8/30/2014)
Denpasar Zoning and Building Authorities Falling Miserably in the Enforcement of the Law (8/30/2014)
Bali Stops Hotels on Postage Stamp-Sized Pieces of Land in Kuta (8/29/2014)
Six Outstanding Courses and Paired Wines from Fantinel of Northeast Italy at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant – Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali on Friday, September 19, 2014 (8/29/2014)
Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Monument at Bali Airport Set to Open in Early 2015 (8/29/2014)
Bali's Famous and Inspiring Kecak Dance Has a Rich and Varied History (8/29/2014)
14th Chapter of Hard Rock Hotel Bali Rock ‘N Run 5 Kilometer Fun Run Sunday, November 2, 2014 (8/29/2014)
Bounty Cruises Mounts Luxury Daily Departures from Bali to Gili Trawangan (8/29/2014)
PLTU Celukan Bawang Aiming to Start Producing Electrical Power for Bali in December 2014 - a Year Behind Schedule (8/29/2014)
Stark Beer - a World Class Beer Produced in a Modern Brewery on Bali's North Coast (8/29/2014)
Three Suspected in Corruption of Bali Airport Sign Taxes (8/29/2014)
Lawmaker Complains that Traditional Home Stays in Ubud are Threatened by Growing Number of City Hotels (8/29/2014)
Plaga Wines Introduces it Latest Bali-fermented Wine - a Sweet Rose (8/29/2014)
A Celebration Images, Words, Dance and Music from Kalimantan at the Ubud Botanical Gardens Friday, October 3, 2014 (8/29/2014)
Tanjung Benoa Water Sports Operators in Bali Stage Protests Against Plans to Reclaim Benoa Bay (8/29/2014)
Bali Authorities Unable to Stop Culprits in South Kuta Exploding Firecrackers Disturbing the Sleep of Hotel Guests (8/29/2014)
Bali's Hatten Wines Wins 7 Medals at China Wine and Spirits 2014 (8/29/2014)
Bali Academic Says that Bali's Poor Fail to Enjoy the Benefits of the Island's Rapid Development. (8/29/2014)
Indian Consul General to Bali Invites Indian Film Industry to Shoot Film Projects in Bali (8/27/2014)
Indonesia Needs More Great Sales and Events to Expand Tourist Travel (8/27/2014)
121-Room and 121-Suite Springhill Condotel at Green Jimbaran to be Managed by Australian Mantra Hotels Group (8/27/2014)
Demonstrators Reopen Access Road to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park in Bali (8/26/2014)
Angry Local Residents Close Access Road to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park in Bali (8/24/2014)
Invitational Bali Culinary Golf Tournament January 18-20, 2015 (8/24/2014)
Bali to Soon Have 13,000 Condotel Units (8/24/2014)
Bali Hotels Warned to Obtain Security Management Certification (8/24/2014)
Joko Widodo & Jusuf Kalla Declared Winners of Presidential-Vice Presidential Race by Indonesian Constitutional Court (8/23/2014)
2 Presumed Lost as Search Abandoned for Survivors of Komodo Cruise Boat Sinking Near Sangeang Island (8/23/2014)
PIN Number Required for Credit Card Purchases in Indonesia after January 1, 2015 (8/23/2014)
73-year-old Englishmen Dies During Stay at Kuta Hotel (8/23/2014)
42-Year-Old Australian Commits Suicide in Sanur Bali (8/23/2014)
Governor Continues to Support Idea of a North Bali Airport Built on Reclaimed Land in the Indian Ocean (8/23/2014)
Reports of Travel Fraud on Australians who Booked Holidays with Bali Indulgence Operated by Chivonne Betts (8/23/2014)
512 Moslems from Bali to Depart on Haj Pilgrimage in September 2014 (8/23/2014)
Bali’s Lifeguards Having a Hard Time Staying Afloat Financially (8/22/2014)
Dutch Tourist Makes Midnight Visit in the Nude to Local Neighborhood (8/22/2014)
Japanese Tourist Falls Ill and Dies in Tanjung Benoa Hotel (8/22/2014)
Indonesia’s President Elect Joko Widodo Sets Ambitious Tourist Target of 20 million Foreign Tourists by 2019 (8/22/2014)
Bali Governor Praises Water Sport Tourism Ability to Create Employment and Preserve the Environment (8/22/2014)
Governor Pastika Challenges Image of Bali as Heaven on Earth (8/22/2014)
Bali Farming Families Earn US$3,096 per year (8/22/2014)
Denpasar, Bali Street Views Now Available on Google Maps (8/22/2014)
Denpasar Police Conduct Raids on Suspected Narcotics Dealers (8/17/2014)
Bali Introduces New Kura Kura Shuttle Bus System for Tourist Visitors (8/17/2014)
Classed as a Worldwide Epidemic by the WHO, Bali Puts Measures in Place to Handle Suspected Ebola Patients (8/17/2014)
Talks Continue on Construction of a Tanjung Benoa Ring Road in Bali’s South (8/17/2014)
Tourism Leaders Call for their Next Minister to be Drawn from Circle of Professional Tourism Practitioners (8/17/2014)
Bali Tourism Transport Drivers Undergo Surprise Urinalysis (8/17/2014)
Bali Safari & Marine Park Seeks God’s Blessing on ‘Tumpek Kandang’ – a Day Dedicated to Animals (8/17/2014)
2 Passengers Missing from Sunken Tourist Vessel Near Komodo Island (8/17/2014)
Japanese Announce Visa-Free Policy for Indonesian Nationals; Indonesia Taking Steps to Reciprocate (8/17/2014) Shares its Thought on 69 Years of Indonesian Nationhood. (8/17/2014)
Tourism Leader Warns Bali Tourism is Discounting itself into a Second-tier Destination (8/17/2014)
Bali Customs Official Seize 3.9 kilogram of New Designer Drug and Arrest Lithuanian National (8/17/2014)
Despite Seizure and Slaughter of Illegally Imported Animals (8/17/2014)
Head of Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board Calls for a Revolution of Thinking and Practice to Meet the Challenges Ahead (8/16/2014)
Dominican Trekker Dies on Slopes of Lombok’s Mt. Rinjani (8/16/2014)
Thai Airways Makes an Emergency Landing in Bali (8/16/2014)
Merpati Airline Employees Protest Months of Unpaid Wages (8/16/2014)
Police Holiding American Teen and Boyfriend in Killing of 62-Year-Old Chicago Socialite in South Bali Hotel (8/16/2014)