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Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali as government halts flights to and from China Thousands of Chinese tourists are at risk of being stranded in Bali following the Indonesian government’s decision to halt flights to and from mainland China starting on Wednesday (05/2) at midnight. Most of them, however, are hoping to get a […]

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Massive fire engulfs Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak, no casualty reported A massive fire engulfed Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak earlier this week, along with a number of stores and kiosks located in the same area. According to reports, the fire started at around 3am from the back of Bintang Supermarket. It soon spread to other stores […]

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Residents of Bali’s Suwat village welcomes new year with water festival The Suwat Water Festival – the latest of which was the fifth edition of the annual tradition – is a three-day event, which began on Monday with a walking tour around the village. According to a report from Nusa Bali, all participants are obliged […]

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Badung to spend US$570 million to complete southern outer ring road project. Badung Regent, I Nyoman Giri Prasta, and the Head of the Public Works and Spatial Planning (PUPR) Board, IB Surya Suamba, presented the construction details of the new integrated utility network and southern outer ring road construction at the Government and Business Entities […]

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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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