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Indonesia sees record temperatures, expects blistering heat to continue until next week The unusually high daytime temperatures currently experienced in several parts of Indonesia are expected to persist over the next seven days, the national weather bureau said, advising the public to avoid sun exposure as far as possible and to stay hydrated. A weather […]

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Bali mangrove bay is now a conservation zone Bali’s mangrove-rich Benoa Bay is now legally off-limits for any reclamation or development activities, following the government’s designation of the area as a maritime conservation zone. Spanning some 1,400 hectares (3,460 acres) in southern Bali, the bay was in 2014 rezoned from a conservation area to a […]

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Central gov’t apologizes for damage caused by Benoa Bay reclamation, says project will be stopped An official from Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs apologized for the environmental damage caused by the reclamation of Benoa Bay and confirmed in a meeting with Bali Governor Wayan Koster that the controversial project will be put to a […]

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Indonesia restricts foreigner travel to restive Papua Indonesia is imposing restrictions on foreigners visiting its restive Papua region, the government said Tuesday (Sep 3), after four Australians were deported over claims they took part in independence protests. Papua, where a low-level insurgency against Indonesian control has   simmered for decades, has seen two weeks of mass […]

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Bali warns misbehaving tourists will be sent home after Instagram influencers play with holy water Incensed Bali officials have warned that misbehaving tourists will be sent home or face purification rituals after a Czech couple filmed themselves splashing each other with holy water from a temple on the Indonesian holiday island. The Balinese authorities appear […]

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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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