Bali Good News

The bright side of Bali

We believe, that the global media catches our attention mostly with shocking news, death, drama and troubles. In most cases, that serves us nothing, but to ignite fears and a world view, that everything is going down. But there is so much good, so much fun, progressive thinking and positivity out there, which deserves our attention.


  • CTC Executive Director Joins Conservation Leaders at Oc...

    CTC Executive Director, Rili Djohani, joined marine conservation leaders and ocean advocates in Washington D.C. on September 15-16, 2016 for the "Our Ocean" Conference hosted by...

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  • CTC Becomes Part of IUCN Members’ Assembly, Joins Globa...

    In August 2016, Coral Triangle Center became an official member of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Members’ Assembly

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  • First visa exempt Australians arrive in Bali (21st Marc...

    Beginning of March President Jokowi finally signed the decree approving the much awaited visa exemption for Australia. However, after being let down so many times, the news was ...

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  • Australia will be granted free visa travel to Indonesia...

    Bali’s peak season starts with an early Christmas present for one of its highest number of holiday visitors: Australian travelers. The Indonesian ANTARA news agency announced th...

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  • Additional 45 countries enjoy visa-free travel to Indon...

    President Jokowi signed a presidential decree extending the visa-free policy to an additional 45 countries. Indonesia is more upbeat about relations with Australia with new Prim...

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  • No Visa exemption for Australian travelers to Bali

    Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli announced early September that Indonesia would extend its visa-free policy to 47 countries by October 2015. But this plan h...

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  • Free Visa Fee for Australia and Vatican

    update of this information as of 27th of Sep 2015: Indonesia DOES NOT follow through with these plans!!

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  • Bali Airport Re-opens

    Bali Airport Denpasar re-opened. Some flights have landed at DPS. Jetstar and other airlines scheduled their first flights out of Bali for today.

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  • Free Entry into Indonesia. Visa exemption for 30 additi...

    Finally on 15th of June 2015 just before the high season Indonesia has updated its Visa policies.

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  • New Toll Roads planned

    The development of four new toll roads on Bali has been proposed to Governor Made Pastika

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  • Bali 9 executed

    Two Bali 9 Australians and 6 other foreigners were executed.

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  • Sustainable Tourism on Bali?

    1. Bali's Governor Made Pastika Presented his ideas on tourism development for Bali.

    2. Chairman of PHRI comments on Bali's current water consumption.

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  • Immigration Card Abolished

    Bali cancels the embarkation / disembarkation card, which is a relief for overseas visitors, and airline staff.

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  • Bali Airport Tax

    Airport Tax on Bali is a memory of the past. You do not need to pay airport tax anymore, also known as Passenger Service Charge (PSC) for international or domestic departure. Th...

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  • No exemption for Australia

    The government of Indonesia has updated its plans from November 2014 to waive the Visa on Arrival Fee for Australia, China, South Korea, Japan and Russia.

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