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More Positive Cases Of Foot And Mouth Disease Found In Bali As Cattle Vaccines Run Out

Three more cases of Foot and Mouth Disease have been detected in Tabanan Regency in Bali. The Tabanan Agricultural Service has been proactive in its approach to the newly discovered cases, although vaccines for cattle in the area have run out.  Foot and Mouth Disease, referred to in Indonesia as penyakit mulut dan kudu (PMK), …

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First Speakers Announced For Bali’s Ubud Writers And Readers Festival

Bali’s world-famous Ubud Writers and Readers Festival returns from 27-30th October 2022 for the first in-person event in two years. The festival organizers released a statement this week to confirm the first speakers who will be headlining the three-day event. The festival sees artists, activists, performers, and writers all head to Bali’s cultural capital to …

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Travel Blogger Shocked To Find Romantic Bali Getaway Is Abandoned Building

A New Zealand traveler and budding travel blogger found herself shocked by the state of her AirBnB booking in Bali this week. Bree Robertson from Nelson shared her surprise with her followers on TikTok and her video report quickly went viral. She had booked an Airbnb as a romantic getaway for her and her partner …

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Bali Authorities Concerned Farmers Secretly Selling Cattle Due To Foot And Mouth Disease

Prevention of the spread of foot and mouth disease is not only the government’s responsibility, is what Bali authorities are telling local farmers. There are fears that cases may continue to rise and that local farmers may be inclined to move their livestock to sell them at the market, despite a ban on the movement …

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Locals Outraged As Tourists In Bali Go Viral For Vandalism And Indecent Behavior

Locals in Bali have expressed their disgust and outrage after two tourists have gone viral on community news sites in two separate events.  The local news site Info Karangasem shared a video of Caucasian tourists spraying graffiti on a wall along Jalan Goad Gong in Uluwatu. The second video of a different tourist has gone …

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Staff Outraged As Bali Hotel Lays Off 380 Employees With Little Notice

The Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur has laid off 380 staff with a moment’s notice, causing understandable outrage and upset for hundreds of families across Bali.  Local newspapers have reported that on Monday 25th July employees were summoned to a meeting where they received the news from the management team. Employees were then …

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Bali’s New Beach Club Allowed To Operate ‘In Good Faith’ Despite Incomplete Licenses

Authorities in Bali have launched an investigation into the island’s new beach club after suspicions were raised about the legitimacy of their business permits. Atlas Beach Club opens its doors to the public on Monday 18th July and late last week local newspapers confirmed that the Commission I of the Bali Provincial DPRD was going …

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Australian Columnist Slams Maskless ‘Brats’ Returning From Bali For Not Taking Biosecurity Seriously

Australian columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald has published a scathing report about his recent return trip from Bali. Jimmy Thomson, an author, and journalist did not shy away from making his feelings known about his fellow traveler’s apparent disregard for biosecurity measures at airports.  In recent weeks Australia has launched a biosecurity campaign to …

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Travelers Warned Bridge Connecting Bali Tourist Islands Closed For Maintenance

The famous yellow bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan Island will be closed for 24 hours for essential maintenance. The bridge will be closed from 10 am to 10-am on 26-27th July 2022. The Klungking regency government has told locals that the repairs to the bridge are small but essential and that the team …

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3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Felt On Bali’s Southern Beaches

People in south Bali felt the earth tremor on Monday evening as a 3.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 7km off shore. There have been no reports of injury or damage, shallow earthquakes under a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale are common in Bali and the surrounding islands. The tremor started at 5.09 pm on …

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Award Winning Bali Cave Restaurant Reopens After Investigation

The Cave Restaurant in Bali has reopened its doors after an investigation from the Indonesian Civil Service (Saptol PP). An investigation was launched into the subterranean restaurant after a video of the venue went viral on social media. The authorities put a temporary suspension on the business operations last week in order to conduct a …

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Australian PM Reaffirms Borders Will Stay Open For Bali Travelers Amid Rising Pressure

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has reaffirmed his stance on closing international borders after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in Indonesia. Ministers across Australia, as well as farmers and other agricultural sector officials, are appealing for borders to be locked since the viral outbreak could cause catastrophic damages to Australia’s beef …

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