Bali (Island of Gods): For Affordable Dentistry

Indonesia's Pura Ulun Danu 

Bali is an Indonesian island situated between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. According to 2014 census data the island's population is 4.3 million. Bali, Island of Gods, is unique in that it is home to Indonesia's Hindu minority and this cultural anomaly extends to the language, customs, and arts including dance, sculpture, metalworking, and music.

Dental travelers, particularly Australians, have long known that Bali represents value, quality, and convenience for dental services. Since the mid-'80s, when tourism really took off in Bali, Australians have been complementing leisure trips with high-quality, affordable dentistry. From implants to root canals, the providers and clinics are ready and accessible with well-trained professional staff and affordable services. Take the guess work out of your decision-making process; select from one of our DTS vetted clinics.

What sets Bali apart from other parts of the Indonesian archipelago is its Hinduism that has flourished since around 1,000 A.D. It was during this early period of the Hindu penetration from Java and India that the Balinese developed wet-field cultivation and terracing. Some of the religious and cultural traditions introduced during this period are still practiced to this day.

Did you know?

Some paddy fields (Subak) featuring the terraced wet-field cultivation methods have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Balinese Hinduism is practiced by 83.5% of the island's residents and is a fusion of local beliefs and Hindu influences.

Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport or I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the usual arrival point for visitors. Over the past 15 years the airport, once more like a hangar, has become a large modern facility with departures for both international and domestic. Bali is in Australia's backyard so it is no surprise that there are daily flights to/from Melbourne, Sydney, and many other cities in Oz as well as non-stops from regional centres such as Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, among others. The island is accessible.

Popular Activities: 

  • Surfing at Ulu Watu adn Kite Surfing at Sanur Lagoon
  • Ubud for shopping and relaxation
  • Coral reefs popular with divers though not on the scale of Sulawesi
  • Outdoor activities are highly recommended such as ATV Rides, Paintball Games and Cycling

Tourism contributes most the island's GDP but agriculture, mainly rice, employs the most people. According to Bank Indonesia data arrivals in terms of aggregate numbers and nationalities, the top 5 are: Australia, France, China, Germany and the US.

Tourism is primarily focused on the south of the island though there are developments island-wide. Kuta/Legian/Seminyak are well developed and the Nusa Dua area with its larger resort properties and a golf course came later. With more than 3 million visitors annually the island is a mature destination with all services including quality health and dental.

Even though Bali is a small island, its different beaches and areas offer their own set of features. What one lacks in dynamic nightlife it might make up for in quiet and laidback settings, and so forth. It's worth going through some of the highs and lows of each of Bali's most popular areas before deciding which hotel to book. Do a lot of research or ask some of your friends who've been to Bali, it is better to be armed with knowledge than diving your head first. So research, research and more research, in the end it'll be all worth it.

 

 

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