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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Jumeirah Resort and Residences

Dubai hotel group Jumeirah will be creating 188 five-star-diamond hotel rooms in eight four-storey blocks, plus sixteen penhouses and thirty pool villas, on a 12.7 hectare site in the Nusa Dua area, with an estimated investment of $43.5 million. With Jumeirah, at least we know they won’t be cutting any … Continue reading

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Paasha Seminyak

This four-storey development is under constuction in Seminyak. It’s a 100-unit condotel right on Jalan Laksmana (“Eat Street”). Each unit will offer 50 square meters of location location location. But not enough room to swing a cat. Probably not pets allowed anyhow, so perhaps that’s not a big concern.

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Pecatu is the Whopper

Here’s the master plan for the New Kuta mega multi-use development taking place on the Bukit Peninsula, which includes residential, hospitality, commercial, education and leisure components at various market levels. Don’t ask what else it includes. It’s probably better to ask, “What doesn’t it include?”

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Outrigger Panorama

This is a biggie, and with a big name, Outrigger. This is a tropical villa developer with a real track record. Following on the relative success of their O-ce-n apartment development on Legian beach, here’s the Outrigger Panorama. It’s under construction, near the Bulgari Bali luxury resort way out on … Continue reading

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . The Seminyak Beach Resort

This one has nine units, with just 300 – 350 square meters of land per villa. I don’t know if I would call that a “villa”, exactly. But they’re not apartments, for sure. Maybe they should be referred to as compartments? The project is called “The Seminyak Beach Resort“. Again a … Continue reading

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Ubud Nirwana Villas by Bakrie

Phew, at least this Ubud development isn’t intensely dense. It’s 30 units on 42,000 square meters. Do the math. That’s 1400 square meters of land per unit. Respectable. Of course it’s respectable, this one’s a Bakrieland development. It’s the Ubud Nirwana wellness residences. Kind of a consciously created community of … Continue reading

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . New Kuta Condotel

Out on the arid hills of Pecatu, the enormous “New Kuta” development is finally under way. It will include numerous residential, commercial, resort and leisure properties, among them the New Kuta Condotel, which is already under construction. I suppose there are sea views from upstairs. And its dirt cheap to buy … Continue reading

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Vitalife Tabanan

This is going to be another big one. It’s a themed community focused on various healing modalities from around the world. The word is that one of the main investor-sponsors is a retired racecar driver. Businesses with factories and workshops in the Tabanan area are having difficulty hiring and keeping … Continue reading

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So Many Developments in Bali . . . Dreamland Beach

There are so many villa and apartment developments going on in Bali it makes my head spin. Here’s one. The multi-use development at Dreamland Beach (formerly much beloved of bohemians and surfers) in the Bukit Jimbaran area. Construction already begun. Locally-owned cafes already demolished, cement and steel rising fast. The … Continue reading

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Required Reading: Bali “Sucked Dry” by Tourists

The Sydney Morning Herald has published a sizeable feature story on the impacts of overdevelopment in Bali, with the scathing headline: “Island paradise sucked dry by tourists”. I consider this piece to be required reading for anyone who is interested in Bali in any way, shape or form.  The article … Continue reading

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Bali Paradox – A Bali Point of View Channelled to You

I have been intending to write more about Bali from the inside-outsider’s point of view. Being inside and outside often makes me feel inside-out and often alienates me from the many non-Balinese people here (expats) and sometimes from the Balinese, too. Its a tricky tightrope.  I intend to share periodically, … Continue reading

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