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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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Tourism Minister Denies Bali Streets Are Covered In Cow Dung After Attack From Aussie Senator

Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno has condemned the comments of an Australian senator who suggested that Bali’s streets are full of cow dung. Pauline Hanson, a controversial political figure in Australia, addressed parliament about Indonesia’s current outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Her speech, peppered with her usual expletives, suggested that Bali’s streets are filled …

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Bali Airport Implements Screening Measures For Monkeypox

Bali Airport has implemented screening measures to help halt the transmission of Monkey Pox. The virus has not been detected in Bali, but as cases slowly increase worldwide, authorities are keen to be proactive in halting any potential spread.  The Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Dr. I Nyoman Gede Anom, confirmed to local …

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Bali Tourists Saved From Thieves As Locals Start Recording Attempted Phone Robbery

Two tourists were saved by locals during an attempted phone robbery on Jalan Poppies in Kuta over the weekend. The video, which has since been shared on local Instagram news accounts, last 53-seconds. Locals who were in the area at the time started recording the commotion. It is thought that although the two men who …

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Bali Vendors Concerned Over Ubud Market Revamp As Construction Contract Terminated

Residents in Ubud are sharing their concerns over renovations to the traditional Ubud Market. Market stalls and vendors have dispersed while the traditional market site undergoes renovations, however, many vendors have relocated to the center of the town. Vendors are now spilling out into the roads and alleyways adding to the already congested traffic.  This …

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Bali’s Cave Restaurant Receiving Rave Reviews From International Diners

Bali’s new subterranean restaurant has been receiving rave reviews from diners from all over the world. The award-winning restaurant, headed up by world-renowned chef Ryan Clift, opened in May 2022. The venue was temporarily closed in July after local authorities raised concerns about the cave being used as a restaurant. Now in the clear, the restaurant …

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Bali Community Develops Eco-Tourism Initiative At Village Waterfall

The local government in Aan Village in Semarapura in Klungkung regency has been working together to develop a community-based tourism initiative. The project is centered around the village’s three waterfalls that have huge historical, cultural, and environmental value. The community has been working on cleaning up the area for a few months and is almost …

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Moroccan Sisters Deported From Bali After 866-Day Overstay

Two sisters, originally from Morocco have been deported from Bali this week. The sisters, known only by their initials ZO, 37 and MO, 41, were deported to Casablanca after overstaying their visas by 866 days. The sisters entered Indonesia on a 30-day visitor visa on the 27th of November 2019. This meant they had to …

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Bali Senator Raises Formal Concerns Over Canggu Traffic

Tourism improvements must be accompanied by infrastructure improvements was the main takeaway from a hearing at the Bali Regional Governments Budget meeting on Tuesday 2nd August. During the discussion, Bali senators touched upon the tourism developments in Canggu Village and Tibubeneng Village, both of which are commonly referred to simply as Canggu.  The rapid tourism …

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