Tag: Environment

Save a shark, ride a boat
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Save a shark, ride a boat

- Oct 24, 2014

The best thing you can do to further the cause for shark protection at the moment is plan a vacation to Lombok. There, visionary Kathy Xu is working with local shark fisherman to turn away from overfishing sharks and lead tourism trips around remote spots of the island instead. And these boats aren’t the sort […]

Living in Denpasar? Beware the dengue cycle
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Living in Denpasar? Beware the dengue cycle

- Oct 24, 2014

Denpasar residents better watch out, the five-year cycle of our least-favorite mosquito-borne disease is almost up and the nasty virus is probably about to strike back. Outbreaks of dengue fever have reportedly been rotating on a five year cycle in Denpasar, which makes 2015 the next big year, says P2P Head of Denpasar City Health […]

Ok at least someone is happy from a long dry season, cheers to Bali’s wine growers
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Ok at least someone is happy from a long dry season, cheers to Bali’s wine growers

- Oct 20, 2014

While this extended dry season is making a lot of people suffer, Buleleng’s wine farmers have something to smile about.  This stretch of dry season has helped wine prices soar, at a quoted amount of Rp 4,000 to Rp 8,000 per kilogram, according to the Bali Post.  Grape growers in Bali’s north say harvests in […]

Leaky Pipes: the last thing we want to hear about with Bali’s water probs
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Leaky Pipes: the last thing we want to hear about with Bali’s water probs

- Oct 20, 2014

Can PDAM please get it together? Dry season is seeming to go on forever and we keep hearing about the regional state-owned tap water company’s inefficiencies.  The latest headache involves leaky pipes spilling out into the streets of Denpasar. Residents living around Jl. Hasanuddin in the capital city complained about the leaks earlier today, reported […]

We might actually get some rain today in Bali
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We might actually get some rain today in Bali

- Oct 15, 2014

Word on the street is that the rains may hit Bali in five different regions today, says Tribun Bali.  Rainy season isn’t always our favorite, but Bali’s been notably dry lately so we’ll happily trade in our sun-bathing time for poncho time.  The areas are Tabanan, Magupura, Gianyar, Almapura and Singaraja, according to forecasts from […]

Bali Governor: get that water flowing
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Bali Governor: get that water flowing

- Oct 10, 2014

The island’s water supply has reached crisis level and Bali’s governor, Made Mangku Pastika has asked the management of the regional state-owned tap water company (PDAM) to step it up, reported the Bali Times. PDAM should especially target Denpasar and Badung, Pastika urged.  Pastika reportedly explained that the water crisis results from lacking water channels […]

This shot of the blood moon in Bali nailed it
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This shot of the blood moon in Bali nailed it

- Oct 09, 2014

We saw a lot of sub par iPhone shots of the blood moon posted last night, with the moon looking a bit like the red lamp on a traffic light. However, this shot by “Ryan Rzyphoto Williams” posted to the Facebook group Bali Expats caught our attention. Williams said his photo was taken from his […]

Indonesian motor company releases 2000 really cute turtles off of Serangan Island
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Indonesian motor company releases 2000 really cute turtles off of Serangan Island

- Oct 08, 2014

Companies dealing in cars aren’t exactly reputed to be green and environment-friendly, especially in Indonesia, but one such company just released 2,000 adorable turtle hatchlings. The turtle release was made by PT. Hino as a part of a project in corporate social responsibility this Wednesday, reported Tribun Bali. The company set the turtle hatchlings and […]

This video claims that Bali has reached its tipping point, but has it really?
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This video claims that Bali has reached its tipping point, but has it really?

- Oct 07, 2014

Bali is “losing its charm, too much congestion, too much traffic” says a concerned gentleman in a video posted to YouTube, entitled “Bali Hotel Market Reaches Tipping Point by C9 Hotelworks.”  The video exhibits shocking statistics, like how the resort island receives 10 million visitors annually, dwarfing the local population by three times. The alarmist […]

Ready for Rain in East Bali: villagers walk 5K to get water
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Ready for Rain in East Bali: villagers walk 5K to get water

- Oct 01, 2014

Rainy season cannot come soon enough for the villagers of Kerta Buana Bebandem districts, Karangasem in east Bali. Due to severe water shortages in the area, residents have been forced to walk five kilometers just to get water.  Water taps have died, river water in the wells are dry and it hasn’t been raining, explained […]