August 15, 2018

Lombok Earthquake Relief: How you can help Indonesia’s Lombok has been jolted by two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in the past week with a 6.4 on July 29 and an even more devastating 7.0 on August 5. The death toll of the 7.0-quake has been continuing to climb (it’s up to 98 at […]

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August 1, 2018

Trash heroes and scavenger apps battle Bali ‘garbage emergency’ Five years ago, tour guide Wayan Aksara noticed that more and more visitors he showed around the Indonesian island of Bali were complaining about garbage on its once-pristine beaches. Bali’s mounting rubbish problem was also becoming personal for Aksara, who lives near Saba beach – an […]

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July 18, 2018

Massive fire rips through Bali port A massive fire laid waste to dozens of boats at a Bali port on Monday (July 9) as firefighters battled to bring the dramatic blaze under control. The fire started around after midnight on the Indonesian holiday island and quickly engulfed nearly 40 local vessels but no injuries were […]

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July 4, 2018

Woman in Bali murder gives up claim to mother’s estate ‘Body In A Suitcase’ murderer Heather Mack has given up her claim on her mother’s million dollar estate – which will now go to her three-year-old daughter Stella. Mack is serving a ten year sentence in one of the world’s most notorious prisons in Bali […]

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June 20, 2018

Isn’t it time Indonesia blew its fuse over bomb hoaxes? On May 17, two female passengers boarded their flight in Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, bound for Manado, North Sulawesi. Soon after, they told flight attendants they had bombs in their checked luggage. They didn’t. On the same day, on a flight carrying 147 passengers […]

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June 6, 2018

Indonesian pair sentenced to 15 years for killing Dutchman in Jimbaran Two Indonesian defendants have been sentenced to 15 years in Denpasar District Court over the murder of a Dutchman in Bali’s quiet Jimbaran area. Winda Wilantara, 23, and Andika Budiyanto, were found guilty in court on Thursday of the premeditated murder of elderly Dutch […]

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May 23, 2018

Bali put on highest security alert following bombing of churches in East Java Following the terrorist bombing of three churches in Surabaya on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Police in Bali and related security agencies have tightened security precautions island-wide. Balipost.com reports that the Bali Police Command has placed the island on a “Siaga Satu” alert […]

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May 9, 2018

Australian female surfer drowns off Suluban Beach An Australian woman, Joy Haiden, has drowned off Suluban Beach, South Kuta, on the late afternoon of Monday, April 23, 2018, while surfing. Beritabali.com quotes eyewitnesses who say the woman was staying at Nyoman Home Stay in North Kuta from where she departed for a full day of […]

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April 25, 2018

Bali drug smuggler Isaac Roberts Sentenced to 15 months’ rehabilitation  A former Brisbane accountant has been sentenced to 15 months’ rehabilitation in Bali for drug smuggling. Isaac Emmanuel Roberts pleaded guilty to the illegal use of narcotics for personal consumption and possession of psychotropic drugs after his arrest at Bali’s Ngurah Rail airport on December […]

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April 11, 2018

Balinese man gets 15 years’ prison in murder of Japanese couple An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced a Balinese man to 15 years in prison for robbing and murdering an elderly Japanese couple last year on the tourist island of Bali. The defendant, Putu Astawa, was arrested Sept. 14, two weeks after the discovery of […]

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