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Freelance Journalist Deported From Bali After Dispute With Sanur Guesthouse Owner

Bali Immigration has deported a Russian-German citizen after he refused to settle his accommodation bill. The man, known by his initials AA holds both Russian and German passports, he is believed to have been a German Army Marine in a previous life. AA had been in Indonesia since 2021, and during his interrogation admitted to …

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Mother Sends Warning To Bali Holidaymakers About Dangers Of Black Henna Tattoos

A frightened mother has shared a warning for other parents heading to Bali on holiday after her two young sons have been left with chemical burns from bad black henna tattoos. Elena Kovalenko and her husband Phillip Saenko were recently on holiday in Bali when they let their two sons Luke, 8, and Adrian, 6, …

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Communities Concerned Bali Farmers Are Returning To Risky Tourism Sector For Income

The return of tourism in Nusa Penida is causing a mixed response for community leaders in the area. The Klungkung regency government has raised concerns that seaweed farmers are abandoning their crops in return for work in the tourism sector, diminishing progress that was made to the local economy during the pandemic. When Covid-19 hit …

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TV Show Commemorating The 2002 Bali Bombing Set For Release

Stan TV has shared the first trailer for their upcoming mini-series Bali 2002. The series is a dramatization of the terrorist attack that happened in Kuta on the 12th of October 2002. The attack killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, and 23 people from the UK. An additional 209 people were seriously injured.  …

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Malaysian National Deported After Serving 10 Years In Notorious Bali Prison

Officials in Denpasar have deported a Malaysian man who has served 10 years in Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison. The man named only by his initials HKS, is now 49 years old. He is originally from Selangor in Malaysia. HKS has been sent back to Malaysia and blacklisted from Indonesia meaning he is never allowed to …

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Foot And Mouth Disease In Bali Leads Ministers To Debate Change In Travel Rules For Aussies

Officials in Australia are debating whether a total ban on all food products being bought into the country from Indonesia would have a positive impact on Foot and Mouth Disease control efforts. Concerns are growing that the risk of the disease reaching Australian shores is increasing. Several tourists returning home to Australia from Bali have …

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Kindness Influencer Goes Viral In Bali For Giving Local Beach Bar Owner Donation For Generosity

Kindness influencer Zachery Dereniowski has gone viral in Bali this week after he posted two videos of ‘random acts of kindness’ for two local people. Dereniowski who goes by the MDMotivator on Instagram surprised two local people with millions of Indonesian Rupiah after they selflessly offered their help. Dereniowski’s mission is ‘trying to make kindness …

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Bali Yoga Teacher Arrested On Series Of Drug Charges

Police in Bali has arrested an Indian man who has been working on the island as a yoga teacher. 32-year-old Samarth Karwal was arrested on Friday 5th August August for possession of marijuana. Karwal was arrested in the car park of the Indomaret on Jalan Raya Kerobokan. An investigation is underway and police have shared …

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Bali Government Urged To Take Action Over Australian Senator’s Recent Damaging Comments

Bali Senator Tjokorda Gede Agung has urged the provincial government to write to the Australian Consulate-General regarding Senator Pauline Hanson’s comments this week about Bali’s response to the Foot and Mouth outbreak. Hanson suggested that Bali’s cows are free to wander in the street and defecate in areas where the public walk.  The statements have …

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Ubud’s Famous Traffic Jams Return As Bali Discusses Need For Improved Infrastructure

Ubud may have been named the best city in Asia for 2022, but Bali’s cultural capital is not immune to the traffic congestion that is often associated with Canggu and Kuta. Tourism was notably slower to recover in Ubud than in Bali’s coastal destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur, but as international visitors are …

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Local Man In Bali Arrested On Drug Charges Caught Making Infused Chocolates

Bali Police have arrested 24-year-old Ricard Fajariadi for possession of marijuana and for making marijuana-related products. Fajariadi was arrested on Friday 5th August and West Denpasar Police held a press conference on Monday 8th to share the news of his arrest.  At the time of his arrest, Fajariadi was found in possession of 1.07kg of …

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Bali Police Arrest Gang Of Phone Thieves Targeting Tourists In Central Kuta

Kuta Police have arrested five men who are thought to be Kuta’s most prolific phone thieves. The five men were paraded at the Ground Zero Monument, the Bali Bombing Memorial, on Monday 8th August. The five men were presented to the media and local observers, dressed in orange prison overalls and with their hands and …

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