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Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2017

Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a 2 day music festival situated in the artistic surroundings of Ubud Bali, Indonesia. Since 2010 Yuri Mahatma, a musician/composer/music teacher, and a founder of Underground Jazz Movement together with Anom Darsana, the director and owner of ANTIDA Music Productions, has been working together for some routine projects of jazz concerts, each time with different ...

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Basement Jaxx at Ku De Ta White Party Bali, 2017

RIPPIN THE LIGHT FANTASTIC with Basement Jaxx at Ku De Ta’s White Party 2017. Saturday, Auguts 19th, 2017 | 7PM – 4AM Buy Ticket Our theme “TRIPPIN THE LIGHT FANTASTIC’ should give you a clue as to what to expect … A trip luminescent transformation with futuristic twists. What to wear? Style up your finest white ensemble with a touch ...

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Bali Bestival 2017

The UK’s multi-award winning festival, Bestival, is setting sail for a new adventure in Bali on 30th September and 1stOctober 2017. On a mission to spread its very own peace and love to Asia for the first time, Bestival will be bringing its trademark unique, creative vision from the UK to the paradise island of Bali, Indonesia. Expect one of the most colourful shows Bali has ever ...

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The Melbourne Cup Canggu Style

What do beauties, Bali, French bubbles and a bunch of horses have in common? Bali’s Biggest Lawn Party of course! Melbourne Cup is but a few months away so it’s about time to get back in the saddle and start planning for Bali’s biggest event on the annual social calendar, Finns Bali’s Moet & Chandon Melbourne Cup Party! As always, ...

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Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival Bali 2017

Sunny Side Up is a tropical two-day music and culture festival that takes place in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the island of Bali. The festival brings together international headliners, cutting-edge artists and DJs from a variety of genres to one stage. Previous performers have included Disclosure, Mark Ronson, Ellie Goulding, Azealia Banks, Flight Facilities, Ta-ku, ...

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Goodbye Canggu Club and Hello Finns Rec Club

Chances are, if you’ve ever found yourself in the ‘Gu’, you’re sure to have sailed past Bali’s premier sporting and entertainment venue – The Canggu Club. Originally designed to provide a haven for the island’s expat community with access on a strictly members only basis, The Canggu Club has undergone numerous changes over the years but June 1st will perhaps ...

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My heart broke in Bali

A short scooter ride through the back streets of Seminyak I made a visit to the YKPAOrphanage. Decrepit and run down, I couldn’t begin to imagine what life would be like for the 24 children who through no choice of there own now call this place home.   As I walked through the doors armed with supplies of rice, lollies ...

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Bondi Icebergs for One Night in Bali

After Ku De Ta’s family style feast with Blaine Wetzel in January they have now decided and are very excited to bring you the Head Chef of Sydney’s most iconic venues to Bali. Monty Koludrovic will be joining them from the eponymous Sydney Institution Bondi Icebergs for their very first Culinary Lunch on 9th March, 2017 at 2PM. Places are ...

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Impress your Clients or Say I Do in Canggu at Semara Beach House

Bali has always been considered the ultimate location to celebrate a special occasion with one hundred metres of absolute beachfront to host a private party; plus over 1.2 hectares of lush lawns, swimming pool, poolside gazebo and the best sunsets in Bali Semara Beach House is definitely Bali’s 2017 premier event venue. Located in Bali’s hot spot Canggu on Pantai ...

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Trump is Headed for Bali

Say goodbye to Pan Pacific and hello to Trump’s ultra luxury, 6-star project. While there’s been chatter aplenty with little to no developments for the past couple of years about Donald Trump expanding his hotel empire’s reach to Bali, things really do seem to be moving forward now. The closure of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort under the seven-year management ...

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Cubby House Kids Club February Parties

Cubby House Kids Club provides a lively and stimulating environment where children can play and learn at the same time. Located at Canggu Club the facility is safe and secure, leaving parents free to enjoy some quality time in the knowledge that the kids will be well taken care of. The Cubby House Kids Club is available for 2 to ...

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Spirit of Borneo at Bistro C

Bistro C Bali is bringing you a taste of traditional Indonesian Dayak Culture. Sunday 26 June from 5pm. Join us for a truly memorable experience and help support the work of The Dayak Dance Academy – Spirit of Hornbills. Music, Dance, Storytelling and a short film…Free Entry after 5pm (donations welcome), raffles, auctions! Hope to see you there! Above photo is Siti…the ...

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The new Finns Beach Club is everything and more…

Absolute beachfront at the famous Berawa Beach surf break, yet only 15 minutes from Seminyak, Finns Canggu bring everything you love about Finns plus more ! Visitors to Finns can laze away the day in the sun from the comfort of single and double day beds on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30 metre infinity edge ...

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Tea time with Camilla and Ovvio

On a hot humid day all I need is Tea. This tea to be precise. When Camilla and the organic Ovvio brand collaborate then you expect nothing less than one of the most refreshing range of tea blends imaginable. Dawn Dew is one of three and is so refreshing on warm days with it’s mint dew infusion and cooling properties ...

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Hello Solar D and goodbye Vitamin D deficiencies

My weekend necessity is now the beach and the newest Solar D sunscreen. I have used so many sunscreens over the years and with a sensitivity to quite a few on the market, I may have finally found the one! Solar D Sunscreen is fantastic and not only leaving my skin feeling smooth, it also allows some of those essential Vitamin ...

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Island entrepreneurs

Three entrepreneurs share their experiences of running businesses part of the year from Bali Zoe Paul, co-founder of Mister Zimi, says she felt a special connection to Bali. Photo: Supplied Hundreds of thousands of Australians travel to Bali each year for holidays but what if there was a way of living on the holiday island? After falling in love with ...

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Aussie Expats share their Bali favourites

Rock Bar in Jimbaran Bay offers amazing ocean views. DISCOVER the island that locals love through the eyes and ears of Australians who live there. Here eight chefs, creatives and surfers share their favourite spots, shops and insider tips: ALICE McCALL Fashion designer Shop: I love walking the streets of Seminyak to see any new boutiques that have popped up ...

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Virgin cancels all Bali flights as Mt Rinjani ash cloud returns

Flights between Australia and Bali have been disrupted as ash blown from an erupting volcano continues to affect travel to and from the Indonesian island. Virgin Australia has cancelled all flights in and out of Bali due to the eruption of Mt Rinjani. A 9:00am Virgin flight from Perth to the Balinese capital of Denpasar was turned around mid-air an ...

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Nasi Ayam Singapura Recipe

Now and again I am bringing to you recipes from some of Bali’s best chef’s and restaurants in which I have had the pleasure of experiencing myself. However, I may not be the best of cook’s in my own kitchen but I’m definitely going to attempt to replicate this dish from Bali. NASI AYAM SINGAPURA or to some of us ...

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Visa’s exempt for Australian’s….NOT!

So, a day or two ago we were advised that Australia was one of 47 countries that were being added to Indonesia’s visa exemption list in October? People seemed pretty excited about it but suprise, suprise…it won’t be happening. While the Indonesian government said it is still willing to scrap the visa fees for folks from the Land Down Under, it ...

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Does your credit card travel insurance really cover you?

Some banks and credit institutions offer “free” travel insurance when you book a trip using their premium credit cards. This ready-to-go cover is very convenient, but can you depend on it? Credit versus standalone cover Most credit card travel insurance policies cover you for all the usual things like medical emergencies, cancellation and protection for baggage and items. But they ...

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Trump Empire to build resort in Bali

“The Donald” may be busy trying to take over the White House in 2016, but that doesn’t stop him from extending his empire out to Bali. It’s been announced that the notorious ginger will open up shop in Tanah Lot and construction should begin early next year. The Trump Hotel Collection struck a deal with the Indonesian investment group MNC ...

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Stuck in Paradise…AGAIN?

Virgin has cancelled all flights in and out of Bali’s Denpasar Airport because of ash from Mount Raung. Jetstar said it had cancelled three flights yesterday and one today to Perth and delayed two flights in and out of Melbourne. Conditions are unsuitable for flying because winds are highly unpredictable and are pushing volcanic ash back towards the airport, Virgin ...

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Bali exempt from the alcohol ban.

Phew… That was close! According to reports, a total of 16 tourism regions in Bali are to be exempted from the central government policy banning the circulation and distribution of alcoholic beverages (Mikol) to certain retailers. “Mikol sales can not be done haphazardly in all places,” said Bali Governor I Made Pastika, admitting that the tourism sector on the island ...

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Jamie’s Italian appoints General Manager

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s upcoming Bali outpost, has appointed its General Manager in the months leading to its opening. The international brand of casual Italian restaurants chose to go local, engaging Balinese hospitality veteran Made Sukadana for this important role. Made Sukadana, affectionately known to his peers and staff members as Suk, has been working in the hotel and food ...

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Don’t allow your hands to look older than you are.

With my new bling on my ring finger and the time I spend outdoors especially when I am overseas in places like Bali, my hands can get a little too much exposure to the elements. I have been keeping my hands well maintained with the Elucent Whitening Hand Cream.It’s moisturises and brightens the skin and is now a product that ...

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Bling It On! Introducing Glow Ink Metallic Jewellery Tattoos at Body Temple

Body Temple Spa constantly asks the question: What does your body need today? Sometimes the answer is a little bit of bling! Body Temple Spa is happily getting on board with Bali’s latest body enhancement craze: Temporary Metallic Jewellery Tattoos by partnering with rapidly expanding Glow Ink. Waterproof and non-toxic, these beautifully feminine tattoos will enhance your favorite body part ...

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My Bikini Buddy

I have a new BUDDY and my skin feels absolutely amazing. I can’t describe in words how soft and smooth my skin feels right now. It is all natural, chemical and very importantly cruelty free. Not only is this a packet of awesome, it smells so good you’ll want to eat it. Although I highly recommend you don’t. Buddy Scrub is definitely ...

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New Bali restaurant deal for Bondi icon Maurice Terzini

MAURICE Terzini will be spending more time in Bali this year. Sydney’s A-list restaurateur, whose Bondi Beach establishment Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, is a pit stop for all visiting celebrities, has signed a deal to take his Da Orazio brand of low key eateries to Bali. It will be an addition to Bali’s newest edgy restaurant precinct to Kerobakan, ...

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Bondi to Bali: how Australian restaurateurs are taking over the island

A clique of Australian operators are riding a tourist wave to riches in Indonesia – but business in Bali is not for the faint-hearted It’s not so far from Bondi to Bali. Four and a bit flying hours, or 5400 kilometres, but the psychological leap isn’t quite as profound. Head to the holiday island’s upmarket Seminyak district and things are ...

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Frank Camorra’s Movida to open in Potato Head

Yes, another Australian Chef. You can run, but you can no longer hide from the Movida empire. Joining the restaurants and airport outlets in Melbourne and Sydney, Frank Camorra has revealed to goodfood.com.au that he is opening Movida in Seminyak, Bali, in June next year. Camorra has partnered with the group behind Instagram-magnet Potato Head Beach Club for the venture. ...

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Jamie Oliver’s Italian set to launch in Bali

Jamie Oliver is set to launch his Jamie’s Italian restaurant brand in yet another country, with a restaurant in Bali on the cards.  The Jamie’s Italian group has partnered will Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) on the project, and building applications have already been submitted to the relevant authorities. If all goes to plan, the restaurant will occupy a site adjacent ...

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Bali’s Visa on arrival may be waived for Australians

A BALI holiday may become even cheaper for Australians, with Indonesia considering lifting its visa on arrival fee. The $US35 fee ($AUD41) could be scrapped for citizens of Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia from next year, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya says. “Those countries are our main foreign tourist targets,” he told reporters on Wednesday, as reported by Indonesian ...

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Lookout Bali the Schoolies are coming!

A GROWING number of Schoolies are choosing overseas adventures ahead of the traditional Gold Coast sojourn. Travel agents confirmed the number of students looking to head overseas has risen dramatically this year. STA Travel Australia product and marketing director Andrea Robinson said their annual Schoolie’s Week overseas package bookings were up 37 per cent compared to 2013. “We have seen ...

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Bali’s Gili Trawangan named the cheapest Island

TripAdvisor has awarded Gili Trawangan as the most affordable island destination in the South East Asia region for the 2013 to 2014 period. The average estimated cost for one day of holidaying at Gili Trawangan was Rp 2.67 million, a stark contrast to Sentosa island in Singapore which is the highest on the list where holidaygoers expect to pay at ...

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Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Midnight is not the best time to be arriving at Denpasar airport, however the upside is it takes only ten minutes to the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort as opposed to 30 minutes in the daytime. After the hassles of even a short flight, we were able to relax almost immediately, having been met at the airport by the hotel transportation. ...

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Nikki Beach Opens in Bali

Bringing in tow its signature all-white sun beds and champagne parties, the latest outpost of Nikki Beach will debut at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort October 24. The stunning beachfront venue will feature underwater speakers to enjoy the sounds of international DJ talent from the confines of the pool and 2,500 fiber optic lights that will attempt to rival ...

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Measles risk on Jetstar flight from Bali to Brisbane

TRAVELLERS who flew on a Jetstar flight from Bali to Brisbane on Wednesday last week are being urged to look out for measles symptoms. Queensland Health has issued the warning after three passengers on the flight JQ46 from Denpasar were confirmed as having the infectious disease. The highly contagious disease can be spread by coughing and sneezing and symptoms can ...

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Double Bay’s Mrs Sippy to open in Bali

Double Bay’s Mrs Sippy will join the growing band of Sydney ventures headed to Bali. The new spin-off venue, Mrs Sippy Pool Club, is slated for an early 2015 opening. Mrs Sippy co-owner Ben May confirmed they’ve nabbed a block directly behind Bali’s popular Potato Head Beach Club and have already started clearing the site for building work. Low wages ...

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Even More Aussie’s Heading to Bali

According to statistics on Bali interest in the wake of the reality TV show What Really Happens in Bali, Australian tourists appear to be even more inclined to take a break here. Figures from hotel search site trivago.com.au show Australian interest in Bali has grown in the two months since the show first went to air. Searches spiked for some ...

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Protests Greet New Cruel Dolphin Attraction

A newly opened dolphin attraction in Bali has sparked protests from NGOs, which say keeping dolphins in a small chlorinated pool will cause the intelligent beings to suffer a slow, horrific death. Located on the beachfront in Keramas, Gianyar regency, Wake Bali Resto and Dolphin is offering a dolphin show, as well as a Swim with the Dolphins program. Four ...

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BAWA Volunteers Making a Difference

As an animal lover I wanted to bring the attention to an amazing group of people that volunteer at BAWA (Bali Animal Welfare Association) in Bali which needs our help. It is a non-profit organisation that works to save, protect and improve the lives of all of animals in Bali and beyond however they are mainly focused on ‘Man’s best friend’. ...

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Australian and US Tourists Arriving by Cruise Ships

Tourists from the United States and Australia still dominate cruise ships arrivals at Benoa Harbour, Denpasar. Based on data from the PT Pelindo III Benoa, 29 foreign cruise ships, mostly from America and Australia, have arrived so far this year. “There is expected to be 58 cruise ships visiting Benoa Harbour this year,” said general manager of PT Pelindo III ...

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Charlie Bali Shares a Chef Specialty

Have you not been able to get yourself to Bali’s Charlie Bar yet? Then no problem as I have asked ‘Chef’  to share one of his recipes with us to create the flavours of Charlie at home. Salmon Rillettes For 6 people Ingredients : Salmon Fillet : 800 g Carrot : ½ pc Onion : ½ pc Thyme: 1 stick Bay ...

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Underwater Haven at the Artificial Reef Park Lombok.

The ART-ificial Reef Park is a project to revitalize the dead coral reef in the warm tropical sea off Lombok’s Senggigi Beach. The Official Launch of the Reef is May 24th and I can’t wait to get my snorkel on! Indonesia’s acclaimed artist Teguh Ostenrik, will “electrify” his metal sculptures with a revolutionary scientific process that turns dissolved minerals in ...

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Bondi Icebergs to Open in Bali

The Icebergs, long synonymous with its classic Bondi Beach views, will soon be able to treat diners to a new horizon. That’s because the restaurant is set to open another branch — in Bali. You’ll find it at Echo Beach, Canggu, where it’ll form part of the Sea Sentosa development. That’s on Bali’s southwest coast, 15 minutes from Seminyak, 15 minutes ...

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Celebrate and Wish a Happy 3rd Birthday to W Retreat Bali

The W RETREAT & SPA BALI – SEMINYAK is turning three and to celebrate the award-winning resort is throwing a month long party entitled A NEW SCENE UNSEEN. All expectations and formalities of a typical anniversary have been abandoned, and instead, a brilliant line up of events spanning across all things food, fashion and music will take place, including: an international fashion show, ...

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Is Seminyak the new Gold Coast?

IT’S been 12 years since I’ve travelled to Bali and that was as a Schoolie. Pool cocktails at 6am and getting your hair plaited was de rigueur. This was pre-Bali bombing and Kuta was the happening place. It was where all the bars, nightclubs, restaurants, markets and boutiques were. Day trips exploring Kuta’s surrounds were spent walking quiet streets lined ...

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Shhh…It’s Victoria’s Secret

I am over the moon with Beachwalk’s newest addition to it’s portfolio of  ‘All of Mel’s Favourite’ brands in Bali’s best shopping complex. Kuta’s ultimate venue will soon be opening the much loved ‘Victoria’s Secret’ and I am sure there will be quite a bit of hours and money spent from most females I know on their next visit to ...

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Health Alert for Measles Outbreak

The Health Department has issued a warning after four West Australians returned home from Bali with measles. The highly-infectious disease is spread through respiration and can lead to hospitalisation and inflammation of the brain. The Department’s Paul Armstrong says anyone who may have come into contact with the affected people should watch out for symptoms such as a fever and ...

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Bali’s New Toll Road, Mandara Opens

Bali’s first toll road, which links Ngurah Rai Airport with Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa, was officially opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) yesterday afternoon, just in time for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in early October. “I pronounce this road the Bali Mandara toll road,” said SBY as he signed a commemorative plaque in the presence ...

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Bieber in Bali. Not that I care!

According to reports online, teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is currently in Bali recording new music. The news first surfaced on Twitter with a tweet from @beatsbydre that read “#BeatsSpotted @JustinBieber’s recording in Bali right now! Who’s ready to hear his new music?” Soon afterwards a string of tweets from Bieber’s own feed appeared to confirm the news, with three ...

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Five Star Facials at ‘W’ Hotel’s Away Spa

SEMINYAK, BALI –W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak will host facialist to the stars, Su-Man exclusively at the award-wining AWAY® Spa Bali, where she will be offering her ‘five star facial’ as denoted by Tatler Magazine UK. She will be providing her 60-minute signature treatment as part of the ‘Facial Pop-Up’ at AWAY® Spa for six days, only in October 2013. Based in ...

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Bali Airport Closures

It has been announced by The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation via the Directorate General of Air Communications that there will be a partial closure schedule for Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport during the APEC CEO Summit taking place in Bali in early October 2013. This is in order to facilitate the arrival and departure of private aircraft carrying heads of state and official delegations for the APEC Summit, through ...

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Bali’s New Airport is Almost Complete

Bali’s new airport which is expected to be completed by end of June 2013 is praised to be the best airport in Indonesia. The airport will have the most modern facilities that can even beat the current Indonesia’s biggest airport Soekarno-Hatta. Bali is one of the most popular travel destination not only to Indonesians but also to tourists from all ...

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