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Bali Bomber Released From Jail As 20th Anniversary Of Attack Approaches

The release of bomb maker Umar Patek, from prison, has been described as ‘awful timing’ as the island and those affected across the world prepare for the 20th anniversary of the Bali Bombings.  Patek, who was responsible for assembling the explosives used in the 2002 attacks, has been granted an early release just days before …

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Bali Farmers Take Out Livestock Insurance As Concern For Foot And Mouth Disease Grows

Bali has seen a rapid increase in farmers taking out livestock insurance on their animals as concerns over foot and mouth disease grow. The government-sponsored Cattle-Buffalo Livestock Business Insurance (AUTSK) has seen a sharp increase in farmers taking out policies as the outbreak of the virus continues.  According to the Ministry of Agriculture 240 cows, …

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Australian Tourist Ends Up In Bali Hospital After Drinking Pool Water For Photo Prank

An Australian holidaymaker in Bali has been hospitalized with what is suspected as a case of ‘Bali belly’. Issac Power posted on the Bali Bogan’s Facebook group a before and after photo of his friend pretending to drink water from the statue by the holiday villa’s pool. The second photo is of his friend lying …

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Bali Beach Club Launches Community Events For Local Villages

Bali’s Atlas Beach Club has launched a series of corporate social responsibility programs for local communities. The events are catered for the elderly and young children and have been well received by communities who live in the villages surrounding Atlas Beach Club. Atlas Beach Club hosted its first launching yoga session for elderly people on …

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Thousands Of Bali Tourism Workers Seek New Opportunities On Cruise Ships

Thousands of Bali tourism workers are returning to the cruise industry after the height of the pandemic. Job opportunities in the sector have skyrocketed in recent weeks as international cruise companies relaunch many of their biggest vessels. Speaking to local reporters Dr. Nyoman Diana, the Board of Director of PT Crew Transfer International (CTI), said …

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Bali Airport Makes Improvements For Tourist Comfort On Arrival

Officials in Bali have been quick to make improvements to tourist experiences after a series of inflammatory and baseless comments have been circulating online. Despite the lack of truth behind the comments, Bali officials have been proactive to ensure that the island’s image as a safe and comfortable destination for tourism remains intact.  The first …

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Man Arrested For Shooting Bali Woman Pleads Guilty

Badung Police have arrested 24-year-old Firdaus Abby after he confessed to shooting a local woman in the face with an air rifle. Abby claims to have been aiming to shoot at a crane when he drastically missed and accidentally Ni Luh Putu Sukma Lusiana Putri, 32, while she was riding her moped.   Abby was …

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Travelers Warned About Dozens More Foot And Mouth Cases In Bali Cattle

Farmers in Karangasem Regency are concerned that their cattle could test positive for foot and mouth disease. Local agricultural authorities have confirmed that there are 72 cows in, Bhuana Giri Village in Karangasem Regency that was at risk of being exposed to foot and mouth disease in the last three weeks. Local reports do not …

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Bali’s Deputy Governor Calls On Government To Subsidize International Flight Tickets For All

Bali’s Deputy Governor Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, known locally as Cok Ace, has told reporters that he feels the central government should subsidize flight tickets for international travelers. His comments come as he was informed that flight tickets from Australia to tourism hotspots in Thailand are cheaper than tickets from Australia to Bali. He said …

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Bali’s Iconic Kite Festival Returns To Sanur’s Mertasari Beach

Bali’s world-famous International Kite Festival was welcomed back to Sanur from 11-14th August. The festival saw spectators and participants from all over Indonesia, and eleven different countries join in the celebrations.  Participants arrived in Bali from cities across Indonesia, most notably from Jakarta, Bandung, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Gresik, Surabaya, Cilacap, Lampung, Batam, and of course Denpasar. …

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American Teacher Arrested At Bali Airport For Illegal Vape Stashed In Camera Bag

Bali Police have arrested an American school teacher at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The 37-year-old, with initials JJB, was arrested for carrying marijuana vape e-liquid into Indonesia hidden in his camera case.  During a press conference the Airport Police Chief AKBP Ida Ayu Wikarniti accompanied by the Head of Customs at Ngurah Rai, …

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Conservationists In Bali Update Tourist Diving Regulations To Protect Rare Marine Life

The seasonal return of shoals of Sunfish in the shallow waters around Nusa Penida has led local conservationists to update and promote the code of conduct for divers and snorkelers. Sunfish, known locally as Mola-Mola, are most commonly found in the waters off Nusa Penida from July to September. Tourists from all around the world …

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