Bali fourth most popular global destination

Bali fourth most popular global destination according to travel platform TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards of 2020.Winners of the awards are chosen based on the quantity and quality of user reviews and ratings, and are now honoured as “Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best”, Trip Advisor’s top 1 percent of listings.

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“This has been a tough year for our industry, but the global desire to go and explore, whether the destination is an hour away or across the world, remains strong,” said TripAdvisor chief experience and brand officer Lindsay Nelson in a statement. “The Travellers’ Choice program is one way that travellers and diners can benefit from the real-life experiences of other people so they can plan their perfect trip that meets their needs, budget and style. London ranks first on the popular destinations list, followed by Paris and Greece’s Crete in second and third place respectively.Indonesia’s very own paradise ranked fourth and was noted for its “stretch of fine white sand” and “lush jungle”.

Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

“Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy”, it said on the website.TripAdvisor also recommended three attractions on the island, namely Kelingking Beach, the Sekumpul Waterfalls and Luhur Batukaru Temple.Bali reopened for domestic tourists on July 31, and international tourists will be welcomed on September 11. According to data on covid19.go.id, as of July 31, Bali has recorded 3,407 cases of COVID-19 with 2,876 recoveries and 48 deaths.

Bali fourth most popular global destination

The Travelers’ Choice Awards also recognized Padma Hotel in Bandung, West Java, as the number one family hotel in Asia, as well as Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara as the number six trending destination for its beaches, diving spots and hiking options.

Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

Bali fourth most popular global destination

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Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

Visa free tourists finally allowed to to extend their expired visas without leaving the island after a change of heart from Indonesia’s central government. An estimated 3000 Australians are among those told in early July they had to leave Bali by August 12, after a ruling from Jakarta that an amnesty on expired tourist visas was coming to an end. Since March, tourists using the visa issued for free on arrival had been allowed to stay on beyond the 30-day limit with no penalty as Bali scrambled to respond to the coronavirus. On July 10, tourists were told this waiver would finish on August 12 2020.

Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

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With foreign arrivals largely banned during the pandemic, Bali is now preparing to reopen. The wheels of bureaucracy are creaking back into gear and immigration offices have begun processing applications again. After an outcry following the August 12 deadline, the central government has relented and decided that for the first time, the free visas issued on arrival can be extended without leaving Bali. Putu Winastra from the Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies in Bali said local businesses welcomed the decision.The foreign tourists who have stayed during the pandemic have moved around the island,” Mr Winastra said.

Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

“Employers here appreciate the fact they are spending money while tourists tell us that, compared to their home country, prices in Bali are very good – especially now, when the tourism industry is giving a lot of promotions,” On Monday, Indonesia reported 1525 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 100,303. Some 4838 have died and 58,173 have recovered.The daily increase in Bali was 62, taking the total number to have tested positive to 3219. Of these, 48 have died, 601 are being treated and 2570 have recovered. The vast majority of the cases has been among Indonesian citizens and locally transmitted. Only 22 foreigners have tested positive on the island.

bali stranded tourist emergency visa

Bali officially opens for domestic tourists on Thursday, though some Indonesians keen for a holiday have already made their way in. Health protocols are in place across the province to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infections. Medical facilities and testing labs have also been readied and the provincial government is working with traditional village officials to enforce the new regime.Bali has adapted before and it will do so again,” said Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati.

Tourist on emergency visa forced to leave Bali

This is a new situation. We have experienced bombs – twice – and natural disasters including the eruption of Mount Agung. However, this is the first time we are experiencing a pandemic situation.We have communicated a lot with our partners from abroad, including those from Europe, China and Australia. Many have expressed their interest and readiness to travel to Bali, though while we intend to be open from September 11, we understand they may not be ready to travel until October,” Mr Tjokorda said.

Visa free tourists

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Airasia offering rapid test for only 6 US$

Airasia offering rapid test for only 6 US$ daily from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m for  passengers who only have  to wait 10 minutes for the result with medical certificate valid for 14 days.   AirAsia Indonesia is offering drive-through rapid COVID-19 testing for passengers leaving from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. To use the service, passengers are required to show their booking ID and identity card. After registering and completing payment, a sample will be taken and passengers are to wait 10 to 15 minutes for the result.

Airasia offering rapid test

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In a statement, AirAsia Indonesia director Veranita Yosephine said, “The service will be expanded to Indonesian cities that AirAsia currently serves. The airline has gradually resumed its operations and is now serving domestic routes from Jakarta to Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Lombok and Yogyakarta.

Airasia offering rapid test

Earlier this month, AirAsia Indonesia updated its baggage policy and announced that passengers could bring two carry-on bags with certain requirements.The total maximum weight for both bags should be 7 kilograms, otherwise they will be placed with checked baggage.AirAsia Indonesia provides a free baggage allowance of up to 15 kg for domestic flights.

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Bali’s most instagrammed pool club Mrs Sippy

Bali’s most instagrammed pool club Mrs Sippy is one of the island’s coolest day clubs in the heart of Seminyak. Water laps, house music trills, bikini bods sizzle and you sip Mango Daquiris by the pool. Before you even mention the 5 metre diving board (and charcoal cuisine), Mrs Sippy is already Instagram Nirvana.Bali's most instagrammed pool club Mrs Sippy

A Mediterranean-inspired Oasis in the heart of Seminyak, Mrs Sippy plays host to the largest saltwater pool in Bali, is one of the island’s coolest day clubs and has inspired 18,000 Instagram posts in its honor (60,000, if you include the generic #MrsSippy as well as #MrsSippyBali).But while many tourist institutions, over the years, have been skewered for being too haughty (see: A.A Gill’s Tour De Gall) or phoney (see Carina Chocano’s The Coast Of Utopia), Mrs Sippy doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is.

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Bali's most instagrammed pool club Mrs Sippy

This was a disaster for your correspondent, who had arrived hoping to prick the bubble of the Australian dream. Looking for irritating influencers and hypocritical expats at every turn, I was disappointed to find clumps of friends from all over the world chilling on sun loungers, drinking ice cold beers (delivered in eskies), eating (premium) ‘surf n turf’, and jumping off the diving board.As the day progressed people took to the floating beanbags and began mingling in the pool.Of course, it’s no different to any other Australian-owned business in Bali in that it exploits the cheaper lifestyle costs of a location like Indonesia to turn a profit. But there are worse places than Mrs Sippy.
Despite a rocky start which involved legal disputes over building permits, Mrs Sippy employs local staff and, in terms of the dream they are selling, is refreshingly upfront – chill in the sun, listen to nice tunes – pretend you’re in Bondi, but without the stress.
Also, while there may have been one or two Instagram personalities there, despite their reputation, they didn’t bother anybody. The sad thing is, while Australians may rave about Mrs Sippy to their close friends, due to the ~basic~ reputation of sipping cocktails with other tourists rather than doing a boutique grass roots guided tour around Ubud (presumably with other tourists), or getting your wallet stolen by monkeys in Uluwatu, most are sheepish to admit they went to The Land Of The Gods and got crunk by the pool.Perhaps there’s a good reason for this. But there’s also a good reason to celebrate honesty, which is why we’d rate Mrs Sippy over anywhere that pretends to offer a true local experience to assuage your conscience, then offers you much the same inauthentic, touristy experience (see: the token spiritual ceremonies provided in most high end Bali hotels).

Bali's most instagrammed pool club Mrs Sippy

So while A.A. Gill wrote that Brits and Americans “From Bill Clinton to Woody Allen” would continue returning to “the worst restaurant in the world” because they felt obliged to submit themselves to an authentic, sadistic, French experience, we’d argue that Australians do the opposite in Mrs Sippy. From Double Bay influencers to Surry Hills uni students, Australians will continue visiting Mrs Sippy, because it is so defiantly inauthentic that it is… authentic. And rather than trying to keep it a secret or a “please don’t write about it” Bistro a la L’Ami Louis, we will happily, and authentically, keep on posting and posing about it (though on our stories, not our feeds – we’re not heathens, for heaven’s sake).

That’s once reality resumes, of course. In the meantime: live vicariously.it’s no different to any other Australian-owned business in Bali in that it exploits the cheaper lifestyle costs of a location like Indonesia to turn a profit. But there are worse places than Mrs Sippy.Despite a rocky start which involved legal disputes over building permits, Mrs Sippy employs local staff and, in terms of the dream they are selling, is refreshingly upfront – chill in the sun, listen to nice tunes – pretend you’re in Bondi, but without the stress. Also, while there may have been one or two Instagram personalities there, despite their reputation, they didn’t bother anybody.

Bali’s most instagrammed pool

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Bali 90 kilometres run in 12 hours

Bali 90 kilometres run in 12 hours from the island’s northern shore to its south to raise $10,000 for struggling children in Bali. Jamin Heppell ran 90 kilometres and raised $10,000 to raise funds for children and families he saw struggling with the economic ramifications of a tourist exodus As people were scrambling for toilet paper in Australia’s first coronavirus lockdown, Heppell was just starting to find his feet in Bali. He had travelled there to be with his German partner to wait out the storm.Using the internet to find other like-minded nomads, they banded together to go “villa shopping” and were shocked by the prices, since most tourists had left Bali. Tourism directly employs 10 per cent of Indonesia’s workers, or about 12 million workers. But with tourists returning home en masse, Heppell could see the disruption on the streets. There hasn’t been a food shortage but there have been problems with food distribution,” he said. So Heppell decided he had to do something to help. What initially started as a personal goal was quickly transformed into a charity run.

Bali 90 kilometers run in 12 hoursInspired by an enigmatic 58-year old French man running the Mont Blanc 90km stretch, Heppell decided that it was finally his year to do an ultramarathon.I made a commitment to myself. I said regardless of what happens to that event, I’m going to do 90 kilometres on that weekend, no matter where I am in the world,” he said.After about a month being in Bali and recognising the economic devastation that the whole COVID thing had caused because of a lack of tourism, I thought I wanted to turn it into a fundraiser because I’ve been so privileged and so well taken care of while I’ve been here.

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Bali 90 kilometers run in 12 hours

Heppell and his coach devised a training regime, mapped a route and set up a support team.Two weeks out from my 90-kilometre run I formalised this partnership with Bali Hope Bali Children Foundation, and set a target of 9K for 90K,” Heppell said.I got going at 3:30am, I had a scooter in front of me and scooter behind me, and every five kilometres I had a support car that would prepare a whole bunch of food and liquid.Just three weeks later, Heppell has already exceeded his goal, raising $10,000 for the Bali Children Foundation.

Bali 90 kilometres run

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MÏnoo beach club Ungasan Bali now open

MÏnoo beach club in the newest trendy venue located at Melasti Beach Ungasan is now daily open 9 AM until 8 PM.Bali’s beach clubs are home to the creative crowd, as well as being a space for wanderlusts to unwind or let loose. Not only accommodating music and dance venue but an entirely unique experience of their own. They offer their guests some of the most breath taking sunsets, infinity pools galore, internationally-renowned DJs, mouth-watering gastronomy, innovative design and a real party under the stars.

MÏnoo beach club
Commanding jaw-dropping views of the ocean, MÏnoo Beach Club sits on the celebrated Ungasan shoreline with front row seats to Bali’s famed sunsets. Facing directly to the best angle of Indian Ocean, this is the newest sundowner destination in Ungasan, which also sets to rise from the island’s most famous beachfront in a riot of movement and colour by providing partygoers long lazy days and fun nights.

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MÏnoo beach club
Meaning ‘Paradise’ in Persian, MÏnoo Beach Club brings out a chic, chilled-out concept, highlighting a 00-metre infinity pool under a ‘Jukung’ boat as the eyes pleaser for the guests. By all means to choose where you want to enjoy the sunset time. Be it lazing by the pool, outdoor benches, sun loungers, day beds, cabanas, indoor dining area, or even on the ‘Jukung’ boat, all spots will make sure your chilling moment worth spending while sipping on cocktails and sample delicious tapas with smooth tunes from the DJs. Its exclusive ambience and iconic mid-century design make it the perfect evening spot for a sophisticated date, an after-party with mates, or late-night heaven in which to kick back with something a little stronger.

MÏnoo beach club
Browsing on the menu, MÏnoo Beach Club bears a classic vibe of the magical island by serving a variety of grilled items as well as a good selection of steaks and plates of seafood that will seduce the palate of all ages. The talented team of chefs come up with a wide selection of international dishes, without forgetting the familiar touch of Indonesian flavours, which results in an intriguing mix of food selection.
A refreshing line of creative cocktails are also offered, each uniquely created by the beach club’s talented mixologists. Guests will love to delight in various healthy light-bites and snacks by the pool or take in the majestic view of the Indian Ocean as the day goes by.
Wrapping all above, MÏnoo Beach Club is about creating a mood and a memory to the shores of Bali. A big part of this is music. Unwinding under the sun or stars, sipping the bar’s signature cocktails whilst the DJ or live music sets the mood for both socialising and relaxation, anything can happen with the perfect sundowner playlist. DJs are performing regularly and be rest assured you will be transported into a pandemonium of celebratory good times. Just when the sun drops into the ocean of Ungasan Beach, you will know you have found your new home in Bali.

MÏnoo beach club
Sitting comfy on a cosy lounge, enjoying the vivid blue of the water, languid hands on your frozen drinks with the sizzle of shellfish over a wood fire, the next thing you need is to simply live in the moment with laughter and chatters around your mates. MÏnoo Beach Club, ‘a paradise against the sea’.

mïnoo beach club

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Bali and Lombok awarded in Asia’s top 10 Islands

Bali and Lombok awarded in Asia’s top 10 Islands based on the World’s Best Awards survey conducted by the global media Travel + Leisure.  The survey was taken through data before the beginning of March this year.

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Written on its website, the winners of the best island award in Asia this year were again filled by 6 favorite islands customers from the previous year. Although there are also newcomer islands that go straight into the top 10.Known, the readers are asked to explain the activities, scenery, natural attractions, beaches, food, hospitality and overall evaluation when they are on vacation in the islands in Asia.

Bali and Lombok awarded in Asia's top 10 Islands

From these assessments, 10 of the best island names in Asia were chosen by travelers. The first rank of the best island in Asia was won by Palawan in the Philippines, followed by Srilanka in second place and Koh Lanta Thailand in third.

Bali and Lombok awarded in Asia's top 10 Islands

Bali Island made it to rank 6 (score 88.14) and Lombok to rank 10 (score 80.00). Here’s a complete list of the 10 best islands in Asia: Palawan, Philippines; (94.83); Sri Lanka (90.00); Koh Lanta, Thailand (89.41); Langkawi, Malaysia (88.76); Boracay, Philippines (88,22); Bali, Indonesia (88,14); Koh Samui, Thailand (87,56); Phuket, Thailand (85.72); Maldives (85.11); Lombok, Indonesia (80,00)

 

Bali and Lombok awarded

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Hotel Capella in Ubud voted as best hotel

Hotel Capella in Ubud voted best hotel in the world in Top 100 list by readers from  the New York magazine Travel & Leisure.The idea of staying in a hotel beyond your own backyard may feel like a million miles away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep dreaming of a holiday abroad.

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New York magazine Travel & Leisure conducted a survey earlier this year, which concluded just before worldwide lockdown measures came into place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.Based on an annual reader survey, readers can rate airlines, airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, hotels, hotel brands, isl The title for the World’s Best Hotel was awarded to Capella Ubud, a luxury hotel hideaway in the highlands that was designed by visionaire Bill Bensley. According to the publication, one reader described the hotel as “marvellous” while another said their stay was the “best personalised service” with staff being “super attentive” and the overall design as “unique. Sitting surrounded by small villages, shrines and rolling hills of green rice paddies in Ubud’s Keliki Valley, the hotel meets guests with a suspension bridge that takes each visitor to their own tented suite.ands and tour operators.

Hotel Capella in Ubud voted as best hotel

But if you’re wanting to put a short list of top hotels to book when international border restrictions ease, this lush pad in Bali should be at the top. the interiors have the aura of an old-world explorer’s hideaway — but in the most luxurious way, with teak flooring, vintage steamer trunks, and antique furnishings. Another big appeal for guests is the feeling of being immersed in the jungle, with dense forest on all sides and the River Wos rushing below.It’s a magical experience on the isle of gods,” as one guest said. Bali announced earlier this week, Bali announced the country will welcome back international visitors on September 11 2020

Hotel Capella in Ubud voted as best hotel

Hotel Capella in Ubud

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Qatar Airways resume flights to Bali

Qatar Airways resume flights to Bali from wedneday July 1 st 2020 despite Indonesia’s continued blanket ban on international visitors. The leading Gulf carrier is now deploying a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with 22 flatbed seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class for the service. Qatar Airways will also add flights to Jakarta starting July 7, when the frequency will be adjusted from one daily return trip to 11 weekly services.

 Qatar Airways resume flights

personal protective equipment (PPE) for its cabin crew, which includes gloves, face masks, safety glasses and protective gowns fitted over their uniforms.

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In a statement, the airline announced that July 1 was the largest single day of flight resumptions in its ongoing network rebuild. Bali/Denpasar was one of the 11 destinations reinstated yesterday; others included Beirut in Lebanon; no less than six European cities (Belgrade, Berlin, Edinburgh, Larnaca, Prague, and Zagreb); and in the United States, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

Qatar Airways resume flights to Bali

It provides complimentary protective kits for all passengers, which include a face mask, gloves and hand sanitizer gel

Amid these large-scale resumptions, Qatar Airways has decided to serve a new North American destination. This Saturday, the airline is launching thrice-weekly flights to Toronto on an Airbus A350-900. Qatar’s national carrier will then restart passenger services to Turkish capital of Ankara on July 9, followed by those to the Tanzanian destinations of Zanzibar (July 11) and Kilimanjaro (July 13). Finally, July 15 will see the relaunch of three more European routes, to Bucharest, Sofia, and Venice.

Qatar Airways resume flights to Bali

recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row.

passengers will receive a protective kit

By mid-July, Qatar Airways will offer over 430 weekly flights to more than 65 destinations around the world. The airline plans to resume almost two thirds of its pre-pandemic network by the end of the month, with close to 3,500 scheduled flights in total.Travelers can be reassured by strict new health and safety measures that have been implemented both in the air and on the ground. Qatar Airways is also providing customers with disposable face shields (for adults and children), which will be distributed either at the check-in counters or boarding gates. While on board, passengers will receive a complimentary protective kit with a single-use surgical face mask, disposable powder-free gloves, and hand sanitizer gel.

Qatar Airways resume flights to Bali

Qatar Airways resumes flights to 11 destinations

Qatar Airways resume flights

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How The Mansu corporation facing the COVID 19 Pandemic

How The Mansu corporation facing the COVID 19 Pandemic

How The Mansu corporation facing the COVID 19 Pandemic and staying operational with best offers to  please  everyone when its hardly needed . The Manso corporation stands for Authentic Balinese  cuisine with 7 restaurants and 22 rooms hotel who are who has the Islands highest  rankings on trip advisor with reviews with most restaurants presented in the top 3 of Benoa, Nusa Dua and Batu Belig.

How The Mansu corporation facing the COVID 19 Pandemic

Mr Bob Restaurants located at Benoa, Nusa Dua and Batu Belig.

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Mr. Bob Tanjung Benoa Won certificate of Excellent 2018 & 2019 as one of the best restaurants based on Tripadvisor reviewer and also won TOP customer review 2019 by Dazhong Dianping China. This achievement is only given to the best 8 from 10,000 restaurants all over the worldMr. Bob Nusa Dua rated as number 7th Restaurant in Nusa Dua out of 213 restaurants from Tripadvisor with 1,483 reviews. Mr. Bob Batu Belig rated as the 3rd Restaurant in Kerobokan out of 157 restaurants from Trip Advisor.

 

Developing  A New Business to Help

Severely affected by the Pademic and forced to do close down all 7 restaurants .It was a difficult   decision for the owner Bob Mansu who had to support government’s advise to minimize spreading the virus to our team members; meanwhile in term of revenue gained was not able to cover the cost. But Bob wanted to stay creative and positive so started to developing  new businesses  in the middle of the pandemic. He launched on May 15 th 2020 a the new Balinese spices ” RAJA  BUMBU ”

How The Mansu corporation facing the COVID 19

Bumbu Betutu (Base Gede), this perfect balance of Balinese spices suitable for cBumbu Nasi Goreng, this perfect balance of Balinese spices suitable for Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, Cap Cay and other oriental cuisine Sambal Ijo, this perfect balance of green chili and other spices. Mild taste and rich in flavor hicken, seafood, meat Balinese soups

Restaurant Raja Bumbu is reopened with revolutionary menu with not  the intention to make  profit, but  to serve anyone with healthy Balinese dishes and to keep part of his staff occupied.

How The Mansu corporation facing the COVID 19

Raja Bumbu Bali Jl. Nakula No 6 Denpasar, Bali,

On June 26 th 2020 Mr Bob Bar and Grill Nusa Dua reopened after nearly 3 months closure located at l. Nusa Dua | Before Nusa Dua Main Gate, in the left side, no 555.

More info : http://mrbobbarandgrill.com

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