The Bali Post
Bali Echo Visitor's Guide, published six times yearly by PT Wijaya
Grandmedia (Jl. Hayam Wuruk 173, Denpasar, tel. 0361-228333 or
228888, fax 228888), is a slick, very readable, tourist-oriented
magazine for sale in hotels, bookstores, and restaurants. It
contains the latest "in" spots, restaurants, ex-pat
events; its articles are well written, opinionated, and practical.
Even the infomercials and ads-aimed mostly to upscale visitors-are
informative and useful.
Bali Advertiser, Jl. Tanjung Mekar 28 D,
Kuta (tel./fax 0361-755392). Distributed in Kuta-Legian, Denpasar,
Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud, Lovina, and Candidasa, they publish
personal ads and notices for all clubs, groups, and other
nonprofit organizations free. For commercial ads brought into
their office a 25% discount and faster service is offered.
Bali Pathfinder is a walking guide and map
for sale in hotels and newsstands, particularly around the Ubud
area. The guiding philosophy is that tourists should be treated
like guests in the hopes that they'll act like guests. A new
feature of the booklet is vouchers which can be redeemed at photo
shops, restaurants, and swimming pools, so you can quickly recoup
its purchase price in savings.
Inside Indonesia is a hard-hitting,
incisive, illustrated, independent magazine published in Australia
containing brilliant insights into Indonesian politics,
lifestyles, culture, new technologies, environment, foreign
policy, human rights, dissent, and the business community, as well
as book reviews and listings of new resources. Equally valuable to
the traveler and to the scholar, Inside Indonesia monitors
Indonesia's political landscape like no other publication. Every
issue has at least two stories about Bali, usually addressing the
powerful impact of tourism on the island.
An extremely informative periodical for Balinists,
scholars, and artists is the Bali Arts & Culture News
edited by the renowned scholar Fredrik E. DeBoer. This newsletter
is aimed at facilitating the free flow of news and information
among those interested in the arts and culture of Bali.