Kura-Kura Bus & Nyepi

Nyepi is  a Hindu celebration that sees the island of Bali practically shut down for 24 hours. From 6am on Nyepi Day until 6am the following day, no-one is allowed out on the streets or the beaches – even the international airport closes during this time.  “Silent Day” is a time of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese, when lights are kept low and no working or traveling is permitted. The only people who might be seen outside of their homes are the village security men, known as Pecalang. They patrol the streets to ensure that Nyepi restrictions are being followed. The days leading up to Nyepi are also […]

Kura-Kura Bus Press Release in Nikkei Shinbun

Kura-Kura Bus was featured today in one of Japan’s most popular economic newspapers,  the Nikkei Shinbun. Our press release can be found on page 15 of the the  March 27, 2014 edition.  (Excerpt from article)  “Bus service for tourists in Bali with seven routes”  “Kura-Kura Bus” will start operating on 1 April. The bus service begins at the the large duty-free shop, and operates in intervals from 30 minutes to two hours, with seven routes connecting the popular tourist destinations of Ubud, Legian and Kuta. Fares start at Rp. 10,000 rupiah (about USD 0.87), and vary depending on the bus line. One-day tickets are also available. A total of 22 […]

Kura-Kura Bus celebrate Tumpek Landep, 22 March 2014

Every year, Balinese Hindus celebrate a holy day dedicated to Sanghyang Pasupati, the God of steel implements. The day is known as “Tumpek Landep”, and took place on Saturday 22 March this year. On this special day, the local people show their gratitude to Sanghyang Pasupati, and all the steel implements that make Balinese life easier and safer. Traditionally, steel tools and sacred weapons were blessed, however over the years “tools” came to include cars, motorbikes, bicycles, computers and televisions – anything that has made day-to-day life more convenient for the Balinese people. Ceremonies are held throughout the island, where offerings are made and thanks is given. Cars, buses and […]

Photo Shoot with Japanese Magazine “RURUBU”, 22 March 2014

On Saturday, 22 March 2014, Kura-Kura held a photo shoot for the well-known Japanese travel guidebook, Rurubu. The shoot was for  the 2015 Rurubu Bali edition that will be coming out in June 2014. The theme of the shoot was “Enjoying Bali with Kura-Kura Bus”, and included popular tourist attractions like DFS Galleria, Beachwalk and Seminyak Square, as well as the general resort areas of Kuta and Seminyak.We would like to thank the lovely Japanese models and the writer and photographer from Rurubu for making it a fun day out and about in Bali for all! Brand new Kura-Kura buses decorated for the Balinese ceremony, Tumpek Landep, on 22 March […]

Kura-Kura Bus & Bali Live Festival

The first International Jazz event was held in Bali under the Bali Live Festival, showcasing some of Bali and Indonesia’s best jazz talents such as Balawan and Rio Sidiq, and also featuring international Jazz artists including the Earth, Wind and Fire Experience feat. Al McKay, Incognito, Omar etc. The main festival event was staged at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa, on 8 March 2014, while pre-main event venues are scattered around South Bali at various venues, including Beachwalk, Le Meridien Hotel in Jimbaran, Ryoshi Restaurant in Sanur, and Ubud Jazz Cafe in Ubud. Bali Live Festival combines music-lovers with a party atmosphere, where they can enjoy great live music while basking […]