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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)

After-Hours Number:
++62 81 238 19 724


PATA Bali ChapterASITA

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Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines (11/23/2014)
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal (11/23/2014)
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali (11/23/2014)
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays (11/23/2014)
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks (11/23/2014)
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali (11/23/2014)
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali (11/23/2014)
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom (11/23/2014)
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles (11/21/2014)
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore (11/21/2014)
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison (11/21/2014)
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali (11/21/2014)
High School Boy Drowns While Fishing at Serangan Island in Bali (11/21/2014)
Bali Customs and Police Arrest Local Woman for Receiving Narcotics by Parcel Post (11/21/2014)
Bali Airport Bombed, Burnt and Crashed Into in the Course of a Single Day’s Safety Drill Simulation (11/21/2014)
Bali Hard Rock Hotel Rolls Out Venues and Services for their VIP ‘Rock Royalty’ (11/21/2014)
Ferry Tariffs Increase Between East Java and Bali (11/21/2014)
Fairmont Take Charge at Regent Sanur Beach Resort (11/21/2014)
Garuda and Bali Indonesia to Host 59th Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines Meeting November 12-13, 2015 (11/21/2014)
73-Year-Old Dutch Tourist Drowns Off Legian Beach in Bali (11/21/2014)
Garuda CEO Openly Criticizes Pertamina’s Monopoly on the Importation of Avtur (11/21/2014)
Four Foreigners Arrested and Deported for Working Illegally at Essensual Salon in Kuta, Bali (11/21/2014)
Garuda Indonesia to Fly Three Times a Week Bali to Beijing, China Starting January 18, 2104 (11/21/2014)
Purse Snatcher on Motorcycle in Kuta Gets His Comeuppance from Angry Bystanders (11/21/2014)
Government Implements Long-Expected Fuel Price Increase at Midnight on Monday, November 17, 2014 (11/21/2014)
‘A Decade of Decadence’ Party at Mozaic Beach Club Marks the 10th Annual Yak Awards (11/16/2014)
Bali by the Numbers: Bali Now Almost Certain to End 2014 with 3.75 million Foreign Visitors (11/16/2014)
Minimum Wage Levels for Bali Announced for 2015 (11/16/2014)
Large Downturn in Balinese Working in Agricultural Sector. (11/16/2014)
Two Men Charged with February Murder of American Paul Latourell Facing Potential prison Sentences of 15 and 3 Years (11/16/2014)
The Bali Safari and Marine Park celebrates 7th anniversary on Thursday, November 13, 2014. (11/16/2014)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo Makes a ‘Transit Stop’ in Bali on his way to the G-20 Summit in Brisbane (11/16/2014)
Governor Pastika Concerned that Workers in Bali May be Unable to Compete Under Free Movement of Workers Between ASEAN Countries Starting in 2015 (11/16/2014)
Airline Tickets Agents, Hotels and Restaurants in Indonesia Required to Transact Their Business in Indonesian Rupiahs (11/16/2014)
Q3 2014: Garuda Indonesia Loses US$219.5 million (11/16/2014)
Garuda Indonesia Flight Cancelled from Banyuwangi to Bali as Aircraft Rolls Backward Off the Runway (11/16/2014)
Minister of Transportation Says Indonesia will Take Steps to Comply with Highest Aviation Standards of FAA and ICAO (11/16/2014)
All Indonesian Airlines to Include Airport Service Charge in Ticket Price by January 1, 2015 (11/16/2014)
Jamie Oliver to Open Italian Eatery in Bali: Jamies Italian Kuta Beach (11/16/2014)
Bali Customs Office in Momentary Panic When Package Containing Narcotics Mistaken for Explosives (11/16/2014)
Failed Experiment? Bali Lawmakers Call for a Reexamination of Trans Sarbagita Bus System (11/16/2014)
Bali Governor Describes Overseas Tourism Promotional Trips by Officials and Performing Arts Groups as a Waste of Money (11/14/2014)
Junior High School Boy Drowns During Morning Swim in North Bali River (11/14/2014)
Port of Benoa Bali Lengthening Cruise Pier to Attract More Cruise Ships (11/14/2014)
Sun Island Bali Hotel Group Sponsors the Winning Ways of Indonesian Female Athlete Maria Natalia Londa (11/14/2014)
Alfonso Romero Returns to Bali to Head the Banyan Tree Ungasan Resort (11/14/2014)
Surabaya Commercial Court Declares Owning Company of Hotel Aston Denpasar Bankrupt (11/14/2014)
Strong Action Demanded Against Overloaded Trucks on Indonesian Roads (11/14/2014)
Hotel and Restaurant Association Question the Wisdom of Ban on Government Meetings at Hotels (11/14/2014)
Rock ‘N Run the 14th Chapter: A Record Breaking Charity Run (11/14/2014)
E-Coli Bacteria Found in Karangasem’s Public Water Supply (11/14/2014)
Kuta, Bali Officials Raid ‘Magic Mushroom’ Cultivation Center (11/9/2014)
70-year-old Australian Dies in Motorcycle Accident in North Bali (11/9/2014)
Fate of Two Australians on Death Row in Bali May be Linked to a Balinese Man Awaiting Execution for the 2008 Murder of a Family in East Bali. (11/9/2014)
Bali Rainbow Community to Host World AIDS Day Event at Royal Beach Seminyak on Monday, December 1, 2014 (11/9/2014)
CEO of Angkasa Pura I Banned from International Travel Due to Suspected Involvement in Corruption in Purchase of Fire-Fighting Equipment (11/9/2014)
New Minister of Agrarian Affairs Affirms: Foreigners Cannot Own Land in Indonesia (11/9/2014)
Prolonged Draught Destroying Bali’s Orange Orchards in Kintamani (11/9/2014)
Bali Deputy-Governor Scold Airport Management for Uncompleted VIP Terminal (11/9/2014)
Tourism Minister Admits Facing ‘Big Challenge’ Ahead to Double the Number of Tourism Visitors (11/9/2014)
Association of Indonesian Hotel General Managers Calls for Greater Appointment of Indonesians to Top Hotel Posts (11/9/2014)
Denpasar Mayor Promises Strict Enforcement of Anti-Smoking Laws in Bali’s Capital (11/9/2014)
Bali Spending Nearly US2 million to Fight Rabies (11/9/2014)
Provincial Authorities Say Ignorance is a Main Reasons Bali Can’t Bring Rabies Under Control (11/9/2014)
Protestors in Bali Call on President Widodo to Revoke SBY’s Decree on Benoa Bay (11/9/2014)
Drought-stricken Monkeys and Deer From West Bali National Park Shift to Denpasar-Gilimanuk Highways Seeking Food Handouts (11/7/2014)
Four Suffer Burns When Bali to Nusa Penida Fast Ferry Catches Fire as Passengers and Crew Abandon Ship (11/7/2014)
Police Continue to Investigate Tragic Death of Indian Tourist on Ayung River Rafting Trip (11/7/2014)
AirAsia to Offer ‘Fly-Thru’ Connectivity via Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (11/7/2014)
Government Wants to Move Management of Major Airports to Private Hands (11/7/2014)
Bali by the Numbers: Bali’s Economy: Sluggish Growth in Q3 2014 (11/7/2014)
Transportation Minister Wants Airport Service Charge to be Included in Airline Tickets (11/7/2014)
Melbourne Cup Event at Canggu Club Nets Much Needed Funds for Solemen Community Service Activities (11/7/2014)
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Hosts ‘Zumba on the Beach’ and Raises Funds for the World’s Children and UNICEF (11/7/2014)
President and Vice President Move to Limit Costly Government Meetings in Hotels (11/7/2014)
Life and Food Losing its Appeal in Bali as Cost of Chili Peppers Escalate (11/7/2014)
Indonesia to Grant Free Visas to Australia, Japan, South Korea, China and Russia in 2015. Private Yacht Visits Permit Process to be Simplified. (11/7/2014)
SilkAir to Start Daily Flights Between Singapore and Bali in December 2014 (11/2/2014)
Hotel Link Solutions Named Best Travel Technology Provider in TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards (11/2/2014)
Bali’s Best Sunday Brunches: ‘Big Easy’ Brunch at Mozaic Beach Club on Batu Belig Beach (11/2/2014)
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Visits Waroeng Kepiting Saus Bagan (11/2/2014)
9-Year-Old Girl from East Bali Dies of Rabies (11/2/2014)
South Korean Ambassadors Warn that Bali’s Visitor Numbers from Korea Threatened by Unscrupulous Tourism Practice (11/2/2014)
Annual UNICEF Event at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Raises Fund and Hearts on Behalf of the World’s Children (11/2/2014)
Provincial Lawmakers Complains Zoning Laws in South Bali are Almost Completely Ignored (10/31/2014)
Two Local Construction Workers Drown Off Bali's Sanur Beach (10/31/2014)
German Tourist Missing After Snorkeling at Nusa Dua, Bali (10/31/2014)
Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board and New Tourism Minister Identify Crucial Problems Preventing Tourism Growth (10/31/2014)
27-Year Old Australian Man Standing Trial in April 2014 Hijacking Scare on a Bali-Bound Virgin Australia Flight (10/31/2014)
Religious Affair Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin Proposes Legislation to End Religious Persecution in Indonesia (10/31/2014)
A.A. Gede Ngurah Puspayoga is Sole Balinese Named to Joko Widodo's Presidential Cabinet (10/31/2014)
Province of Bali Holds Monthly Open Forum to Allow Citizens to Voice Criticism and Make Recommendations to Provincial Officials (10/31/2014)
Marketer and Developer of Swiss-Belhotel Bali Condotel Project in Bali Sued by Unhappy Purchasers (10/31/2014)
Bankruptcy of Kintamani Restaurants Blamed on Bad Governance (10/31/2014)
President Joko Widodo Picks Telkom CEO to be Indonesia's Tourism Czar (10/31/2014)
Indonesia AirAsia X to Start Flying Five Times Each Week Bali-Melbourne on December 26, 2014 (10/31/2014)
Indonesian Minister of Tourism Label Malaysia and Thailand as 'Common Enemies' of Indonesian Tourism - Calling for Better Information Technology and Enhanced Hygiene (10/31/2014)
Bank Indonesia Changing Registration Rules for Bali Moneychangers (10/31/2014)
ASITA Calls on New Tourism Minister to Focus on More than Merely Bali in Constructing Tourism Policies (10/31/2014)
Export of Knockdown Houses from Bali Remains Sluggish (10/31/2014)
Denpasar Lawmaker Calls for Repair and Upgrade of Sanur Village Community Sidewalks (10/31/2014)
Bali Weather Forecasters Predict Delayed Rains to Finally Fall in November (10/27/2014)
Twice Weekly Performance of Ancient Balinese Music in Sanur Through February 1, 2015 (10/27/2014)
More Warnings About the Disastrous Effects of Uncontrolled Growth in Bali Accommodation Sector (10/27/2014)
Klungkung Regency Plans to Increase Entrance Fees for Day Visitors to Nusa Penida by 1,070% (10/27/2014)
CEO of Hotel Bali Kuta Residence Facing Trial for Fraudulent Property Deal (10/27/2014)