Petrol price increased from IDR6,500 to IDR8,500, whopping 30%. Be prepared for higher living costs.
DPS Domestic Air Terminal opens on 17 September. Airport service charge for domestic flights increase to IDR75.000.
CNNgo names “must eat” dishes for a Balinese holiday
- Ikan bakar (grilled fish) Jimbaran-style
- Babi Guling – Suckling Pig
- Lawar – minced meats, grated coconut and a range of spices
- Bebek Betutu – slow cooked duck
- Satay lilit – Balinese minced satay
- Be siap sambal matah – Chicken in Balinese sambal
Grilled fish, Bebek Betutu, Satay Lilit and Chicken in Balinese sambal – you get it all at our restaurant! Lawar you will find at local ceremonies, hardly in a restaurant. Babi Guling we could arrange for you but allow one day notice time, or just go to Pak Dobiel in Nusa Dua (he is the best).
The roads of Jimbaran now available on Google Street View/Google Maps. Picture shows entrance of Intercontinental Jimbaran.
Loving dinner on the beach we came here to enjoy a wonderful evening. They complimentary collected us at our villa in Nusa Dua, sun set at around 6pm, a good and strong sundowner for the start, then their package with lobster, king prawns, calamari, fish, crab and clam at about 120 USdollar. Well-prepared and tasty, a feast for the eyes and taste buds. On stage two charming Balinese dancers, later a music band that wander around on the beach, they made up for nice entertainment. Nice place at Jimbaran bay for a sundowner and beach dinner.
Amanda Layla Lima, Sao Paulo/Brazil
Once protected Mangove forests area in Benoa Bay might turn into an 810 hectar mega construction site. Details come up of plans to build MICE facilities, mixed commercial and residential projects, recreation and resort facilities, office space, appartments and villas.
No date for the commencement of work has been declared, while widespread protests against the project continue to come from broad segments of the Balinese community.
Bali tourist arrivals in first half of 2014 and change 2014 vs 2013. The number of foreign tourists visiting Bali in the first half of this year represents a 15.7% increase compared with the same period last year.
Australia remains strong, China first time into 2nd place now, Malaysia overtakes Japan that’s slowing down. U.K. the strongest market from Europe. Singapore a whopping 45% up, India +38%.
Meanwhile average hotel occupancy went down from formerly 80% during peak season to now about 60% due to high increase in new hotels and villas in Bali.
What is Bali massage? Bali massage use fingers and hand palm with variations of movement like press point, palm pressure, sliding, long exploration, short exploration, kneading, circling and folding. It is an ancient system of healing which relies upon massage to break down tensely knotted tissue and promote harmony of body, mind and soul.
Balinese massage should improve your circulation, calm your nerves and alter your mental state. Coconut oil or soya bean oil is mixed with essential oil of cempaka, sandat, frangipani, jasmine, rose or sandalwood. These oils are used for relaxation, body indulgement, anti-stress etc. Balinese massage for curative applications use warm oil of lemon grass, cloves or ginger.