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Bali Police Confirm Arrest Of New Zealander Who Received Drugs Parcel In The Mail

Bali Police have arrested a 42-year-old man from New Zealand for possession of Class A drugs. The man, known only by his initials MP, was arrested on Tuesday 30th August. Police confirmed details of the arrest and charges to reporters on Thursday, 29th September.  During the arrest, MP was found to have 3.03g of cocaine, …

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Search Continues For British Tourist Reported Missing While Snorkelling In Bali

Search & Rescue teams in Bali are working around the clock to search for a missing British tourist who disappeared on Wednesday afternoon. The man, known to the media as 68-year-old GS, is believed to have been on holiday in Bali with his wife, DM. The couple was snorkeling off Blue Lagoon Beach in Padang …

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Bali Governor Announces Electric Vehicle Zones For Tourism Hotspots By 2023

The Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, has announced plans to make roads around popular tourist attractions and destinations electric vehicle zones. The announcement comes as the governor and his provincial government are keen to take tangible strides towards ensuring Bali transitions towards using green energy as widely as possible.  At the Indonesian Electric Motor Show …

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Bali Leaders Urge Government To Increase International Flights

Leaders in Bali are calling on the central government to stay true to their word about increasing international flights to the island. They are calling on Ministers to take action on their commitments to reduce airfares and increase aircraft capacity. The Secretary for Bali province, Dewa Made Indra, told reapers on Wednesday 28th September that …

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Doctors Warn Bali Travelers About Rash Caused By Contact With Toxic Insect

Dozens of travelers in Bali have taken to social media to seek answers for the cause of a mysterious rash. Holidaymakers to the Island of the Gods have reached out to get support from fellow travelers about a painful, blistery rash that, in some cases, has taken weeks, even years, to heal. Concerned tourists have …

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YouTube Superstars Face Backlash After ‘Shameful’ Disrespect Of Bali Art Teacher

Bali is a must-visit destination for travel bloggers, influencers, and social media stars. Yet, as a result, local people have had to contend with more than their fair share of their homes, culture, and communities being disrespected in the name of ‘content’. Despite calls for high-quality tourism, Bali remains vulnerable to exploitation. In a video …

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Bali Airport Confirms Development Of Cashless System For Visa Payments

The Indonesian Immigration Department has confirmed plans to roll out a cashless payment system for visas on arrival at all international airports, including Bali. As directed by President Joko Widodo, the Immigration Department is working in partnership with the Department of Finance to ensure that all international arrivals into the country can pay for their …

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Nusa Penida To Welcome Cruises In Bali’s Promotion Of Maritime Tourism

The Nusa Islands offer some of Bali’s most impressive vistas and wildlife tourism experiences. Officials from Klungkung Regency have confirmed that they are looking to welcome cruise ships to the island of Nusa Penida in the near future. This news comes as a part of Bali’s bigger move to promote maritime tourism.  According to Indonesia’s …

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Bali Governor Urges Medical Sector To Integrate Traditional Medicine Into Services

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has called on the medical industry to integrate the use of traditional medicine into hospital services. The original leaders held a conference with Gotra Pangusada, the Balinese Traditional Healers Association, on Sunday, 25th of September. The request comes as part of a bigger move to further develop the medical facilities in …

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Bali Worries ‘Unstoppable Flow’ Of Tourism Negatively Impacts Environment

Communities and traditional leaders in Bali are raising concerns about the impact of mass tourism development on the environment. In areas like Canggu and the villages surrounding Ubud, building development for rental homes, guesthouses, and hotels for tourists and longer-term international residents have often been built on productive farmland. Anthropologists, conservationists, and traditional Balinese leaders …

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Tourism Drivers Urged To Stop Speeding In Bali Villages As Collisions Rise

Drivers running taxi services or tours in Nusa Penida, Bali, are urged to adhere to local speed limits. Many communities in Nusa Penida have come forward to express their fear that incidents will become more regular and serious as collisions start to increase due to speeding.  While there have been several incidences of note that …

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Canggu Locals Share Mixed Feelings About Bali’s New Party Rules

Canggu has become the focal point of major noise complaints in recent weeks. Once a quiet coastal and farming community that welcomed surfers and the more intrepid backpacker, Canggu has rapidly transformed into one of Asia’s biggest party destinations. With rumors that the area will compete with Amsterdam, Ibiza, and Rio de Janeiro in the …

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