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Launch Of Asia’s Biggest Beach Club In Bali Uncertain After Blasphemy Scandal

The bar and nightclub chain, Holywings, has found itself in the middle of a public scandal this week after a drinks promotion has been branded as religiously blasphemy. Holywings has bars across Indonesia, mainly on Java, and are in the process of opening a new venue in Bali. The new Holywings venue in Bali is …

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Australian Pub Director Arrested For Running Gambling Operation In Bali Sports Bar

The director of Seminyak’s newest tourist sports bar has been arrested for soliciting gambling on his premises. Michael Jerome Le Grand, 47, who is thought to be a long-time resident in Bali, was arrested on Saturday 29th June. Following days of questioning and investigation, police in Bali have released details of the arrest to local …

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Minister Confirms Plans For Bali Digital Nomad Visa In Final Stages

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, holds a press briefing every Monday morning. Last week Minister Uno announced his tourism targets for Bali for the rest of the year and spoke about how an increase in flight availability will be important to ensure that demand for travel to Bali is met during …

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Bali Launches Vaccine Booster Campaign For Students

The Bali State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has launched a new campaign to help get students their Covid-19 booster vaccine. The renewed vaccination effort comes as authorities reviewed data and found that uptake of the booster vaccine in younger people was below target.  Overall Bali has a high vaccine uptake rate. When data was made public …

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Emirates Airline Resumes Daily Flights To Bali

The airline giant Emirates has resumed a daily flight service to Bali to cater to demand travelers ahead of the peak season. Emirates has only recently resumed its flight service to Bali, landing its first flight on the island in over two years on the 1st May 2022. The airline relaunched its Bali operation with …

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Bali Police Arrest Man After Stealing Tourist’s iPhone

A 26-year-old man from Bali has been arrested by local police after snatching a tourist’s mobile phone from her hand in a drive-by robbery. The incident occurred around 5.30 pm on Friday 24th June. The perpetrator was caught by police on Sunday evening. Lalith Kumar Daga Chhagan Lal, 35, from India was on holiday in …

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160 Passengers Evacuated From Ferry Headed To Bali

Bali’s Search and Rescue team was called to launch an emergency boat evacuation in the early hours of Sunday 26th June after engine failure resulted in the boat running aground.  The passenger and vehicle ferry departed Ketapang Port, Banyuwangi, East Java at around 1.50 am. As the ferry was approaching the island of Bali the …

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Bali Police Collaborate With Interpol To Search For Australian Fugitive

Police in Bali has released details of an investigation launched in April in partnership with Interpol to arrest an Australian drug lord who is responsible for bringing millions of dollars of drugs into Bali. The dealer, known only by his initial ‘A’ was identified as a drug gang leader by Bali police after they arrested …

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Deputy Tourism Minister Visits Bali To Check On G20 Preparations

Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, visited Bali this week for a press tour and to check in on preparations for the G20 Summit in November. The 2-day conference will see heads of state, industry leaders, and their delegations head to Bali to discuss how the trade block can ‘recover together, …

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Bali Community Creates New Rules At Popular Diving Hotspot To Protect Biodiversity

Community leaders at Tulamben Beach have implemented new rules to help protect the coastline’s exceptional biodiversity. Tulamben Beach is loved by locals and tourists for its world-class diving. The community has implemented restrictions on fishing in the waters off Tulamben Beach to help preserve the coral reefs and the fish stocks in the area.  The …

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Increase In Bali Covid Cases Blamed On Foreigners Not Wearing Masks

Bali’s Covid-19 Task Force has announced a slight increase in positive cases in Bali over the course of this week. Speaking to local news outlets the Covid-19 Task Force announced that in the last three days, since Tuesday 21st June, there as been over 100 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in the Canggu area.  The …

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Fishing Industry Raises Concerns About Slavery During Bali Conference

The Annual Southeast Asia Forum on Sustainable Capture Fisheries was held in Nusa Dua from 22-23rd June. The conference was attended by industry leaders and the focus of the meeting is to discuss trends that influence the global demand for fish. This year’s conference also had a strong focus on what can be done to …

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