August 14, 2019

Light-fingered tourists are shamed in Bali Proving the old adage that “if it’s not nailed down…”, a family has been publicly shamed in Bali after a swag of hotel appliances was discovered in their bags. In a Facebook post, the Sukawati Police said it was alerted after the guests from India were seen throwing items […]

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July 31, 2019

Two Australians held in Bali over cocaine trafficking Two Australian nightclub promoters have been arrested in Bali by police investigating an alleged cocaine-trafficking ring, with raids taking place on homes and businesses over the weekend. The duo have been named as Will Cabantog, 35, and David Van Iersel, 38. They are in custody in Denpasar. […]

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Bali’s Governor abandons national family planning model telling the Balinese to have at least four children In a bold departure from national population policy, Bali Governor Wayan Koster has issued instructions to Bali’s Regents and Mayors to immediately cease support and socialization of the National Family Planning Campaign of limiting Indonesian family size to just […]

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July 03, 2019

Bali leads the way and officially bans single-use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene across the island On January 1, 2019, Rai Mantra, the Mayor of Denpasar announced Bali’s capital would ban single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, convenience stores and shopping centres. Now, six-months later, the ban has been officially extended across the island under something […]

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President says airlines must lower sky-high domestic air fare or he will invite foreign airlines to fly local air routes Apparently fed up with the widespread destruction being heaped upon Indonesia’s tourism industry by recent sharp increases in air fares and the failure of Indonesia’s airline to keep their promise to reduce their ticket prices, […]

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Bali’s Ngurah Rai among most on-time airports in Southeast Asia I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport was one of the most on-time airports in Southeast Asia for the month of April, according to United Kingdom-based air travel intelligence company OAG Aviation. The only commercial airport in Bali placed sixth on OAG’s top 10 list with […]

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Policy loopholes turn Indonesia into dumping site: Environmentalists Environmentalists have called on the Trade Ministry to  immediately revise its 2016 regulation on waste imports, saying it contains several loopholes that have turned Indonesia into a dump site for developed countries. The activists argued that even though developed nations, excluding the United States, had recently agreed […]

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Overwork leads to deaths of 270 election staff after Indonesian poll Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses, an official says. The 17 April elections were the first time the country of 260 million people combined the presidential vote with national […]

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Man faces firing squad over Bali drugs A US citizen is facing a possible death penalty if convicted over a trafficable quantity of drugs allegedly found in a house in Indonesia over the weekend. The 46-year-old man identified only by his initials CS and a 24-year-old Indonesian man identified as MR were arrested and charged […]

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Agriculture Ministry to train 12,000 ‘millennial farmers’ in Bali I Made Agus Wijaya, 29, spends most of his day in front of his computer at an elementary school in Bangli village, Tabanan, Bali. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, he works at the school. Once his working hours are done, he changes […]

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