The Island

March 26, 2020

Bali’s ‘Day of Silence’ Hit by Virus Fears

Bali’s “Day of Silence” was even quieter than usual this year as coronavirus fears prompted authorities to scale back an – Read More...
March 24, 2020

No ‘Ogoh-Ogoh’ Parades, Large Crowds During Nyepi This Year

The COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia has undeniably impacted how religious communities observe their traditions. On Wednesday, Balinese Hindus will observe – Read More...
March 21, 2020

‘Bali will die’: Fears for future in Indonesia’s tourism hotspot

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia will suspend its visa-on-arrival policy for a month from Friday to curb the spread of the deadly – Read More...
March 19, 2020

6.3-magnitude Quake Strikes South of Indonesia’s Bali

A strong earthquake jolted Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali early on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake – Read More...
March 18, 2020

Bali Sees Net Decrease in March Tourist Numbers as 187,000 Leave Island

Bali welcomed over 150,000 tourists in the first two weeks of March, an official said, with over 187,000 leaving the – Read More...
March 17, 2020

Holiday Hot Spot is Placed Into ‘Alert Status’ as The Popular Gili Islands are Closed Off to Tourists

Bali has been placed into coronavirus ‘alert status’ and the Gili Islands have been closed to tourists for two weeks – Read More...
March 15, 2020

12 Australians Stranded and Mass Spraying in Bali as Tourists Tackle Coronavirus

Authorities in Bali have today conducted a mass spraying of disinfectant around the island’s tourist areas in a bid to – Read More...
March 10, 2020

Tanah Lot Festival Seeks to Revive Tourism in Bali

Amid a decline in tourist arrivals due to the still worrying novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Bali is determined to host a – Read More...
March 8, 2020

Bali Tourism Feels Pinch of Virus Outbreak

When Ketut Suarsa Dipa, 41, heard about an outbreak caused by a new strain of coronavirus in China in January, – Read More...
March 5, 2020

Japanese man drowns in Nusa Penida’s Atuh Beach

A 22-year-old Japanese man died after falling into a deep sea trough in Nusa Penida’s Atuh Beach yesterday. Other tourists – Read More...